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I'd like to know what taxes Afghanistan now imposes on US citizens working there. The last time I was there were none but a friend of mine who has a family member there told me Afghanistan now does charge taxes -- but I'd like to verify that along with the effective tax rate.

  • Is the US citizen working for a private employer or in a diplomatic or quasi diplomatic capacity? – phoog Oct 29 at 16:22
  • I'd be interested in knowing about both. – hrokr Oct 29 at 17:26
  • Well the latter are generally exempt from taxation under international law, so that answer would be fairly easy and unsatisfying, but I mainly mentioned it to offer a possible reason for the apparent inconsistency you observed: it might not be a difference in Afghan law but in the circumstances of the workers. – phoog Oct 29 at 17:39
  • Possible ... but not in this case. – hrokr Oct 29 at 17:47
  • I honestly don't think they impose taxes, I mean the whole country is a mess, what makes you think that they will charge you on taxes? – abdul Nov 16 at 9:11
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I found the answer here. It's a variable tax rate based on salary in Afgahani, not dollars.

| Gross Income    |      tax rate    |
|-----------------|------------------|
|  0-60,000       | 0%               |
|  60,000-150,000 | 2%               |
|150,000-1,200,000| 10% + AFN1800    |
|  1,200,000      | 20% + AFN106,800 |

Can you file it online? : No

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