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Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

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Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

The following is the process that you need to follow to pay your land tax in Panama. This is a new tax that, albeit small, is now required of all owners of property in Panama. Thanks to Fred for providing his experience on how to pay this land tax.

First, you’ll need to go to the MEF building, or Ministerio de Economia y Finanzas (right behind the Alcaldia on Avenida Cuba) with your deed, go to the “Atencion a los Contribuyentes” line, an employee will tell you then how much you owe and will give you your RUC number. You then go to any Banco Nacional (no other banks will accept payment), fill out a “boleta multiple de pago de tributos” that they have there, and pay what you owe on the land tax.

The new tax land tax is 1% of the land value assigned to your apartment, in my case it was US$79 per year.

When you are at the MEF, you might also want to go to the 3rd floor (segundo piso aqui) and ask for a NIT number, which will allow you to access your account online and make payments in the future.

About The Author

Kent Davis, founder and Managing Director at Panama Equity real estate, has been widely quoted in publications such as Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Miami Herald and the Financial Times for his unabashed views on the Panama real estate market. Panama Equity is regarded as one of the most active real estate agencies in Panama and Kent’s articles, reports, and market research projects have been syndicated by press agencies including Bloomberg and the Associated Press.   Connect with the Author via: Email | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+

4 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    What is the website address if you have a NIT?

  2. Broc says:

    This may be a stupid question but can you tell me the process of home valuations/inspections for the purpose of bank loans? Who are the verified companies that do this and how does one get ahold of them?
    Thanks, keep up the great work.

    • Kent Davis says:

      Broc, nice to hear from you! As you know, banks are still lending to foreigners here in Panama, however every bank has separate loan criteria. Basically, when you a apply for a loan, banks will pair you up with an approved appraising agency that will perform the inspection and submit the results to the loan officer with the bank. TSome banks are capping their lending based on per square meter price per area, while others are going off of strictly a percentage of loan to value. Hope this helps!

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