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Property Taxation in Francophone Africa

Case Study of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jean Jacques Nzewanga

May 2010, English

The Lincoln Institute and the African Tax Institute (ATI), located at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, have formed a joint venture to better understand property-related taxation in Africa. Its goal is to collect data and issue reports on the present status and future prospects of property-related taxes in all 54 African countries, with a primary focus on land and building taxes and real property transfer taxes. Each individual report aims to provide concise, uniform and comparable information on property taxes within a specific country or region, considering both the system as legislated and tax in practice. This paper provides a detailed case study of property taxation in the Democractic Republic of the Congo.