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Incentives Granted by IDAL

In its role as national investment promotion agency, IDAL offers through its Investment Law No.360, a series of financial and non-financial incentives to investment projects in the following sectors: Agriculture, Agro Industry, Industry, Tourism, Information Technology, Technology and Telecommunication, and Media.

 

There are two incentive schemes that investors can choose from and which differ in the extent of exemptions provided and in the eligibility criteria required:

 

INCENTIVES FOR LARGE SCALE PROJECTS: THE PACKAGE DEAL CONTRACT (PDC) SCHEME

 

The PDC is a contract between the Lebanese government and the investor through which local and foreign investors alike can receive the following incentives:

  • 100% Exemption from corporate income tax for up to 10 years
  • 100% Exemption from project dividends taxes for up to 10 years
  • 100% Exemption from Land Registration Fees
  • Up to 50% Reduction on Work and Residence Permits Fees
  • Up to 50% Reduction on Construction Permits Fees
  • Obtaining the immediate issuance of work permits of all categories 

 

These exemptions are granted based on the following criteria:

  • Investment size
  • Sector of operation
  • Number of job created

 

Learn more about the PDC Scheme.

Check our Investment Map for additional information on the incentives.

Download the Application Form: New Project or Expansion Project.

Know more about the Application Process at IDAL.

 

INCENTIVES FOR SME PROJECTS: THE INVESTMENT PROJECT BY ZONE (IPZ) SCHEME

 

This scheme is catered for small and medium sized projects and is designed to provide the highest support to projects located in the regions with the highest socio-economic challenges. The following incentives are granted under this scheme

  • Exemptions from corporate income tax which can run up to 100% for a period up to 10 years
  • Exemptions from project dividends taxes which can run up to 100% for a period up to 10 years
  • Obtaining the immediate issuance of work permits of all categories

 

These exemptions are granted based on the following criteria:

  • Investment size
  • Sector of operation
  • Geographical location of the project

 

Learn more about the IPZ Scheme.

Check our Investment Map for additional information on the incentives.

Download the Application Form: New Project or Expansion Project.

Know more about the Application Process at IDAL.

Get in Touch
Lazarieh Tower, 4th Floor, Emir Bechir Street, Riad El-Solh Beirut, Lebanon, P.O.Box 113-7251
Phone
+961 1 983306
Fax
+961 1 983302
INVESTMENT LAW No. 360
INCENTIVES GRANTED BY IDAL