If you are content creator, such as a YouTuber, influencer, Freelancer, podcaster, TikToker or any kind of online creator, it is essential to be aware of the Content Creator Tax regulations in Egypt to understand your obligations.
The Egyptian Tax Authority defines content creation as:
Making or creating content like videos, audio, music, songs, visual or audio broadcasts or content via written or visual electronic blogs, publishing and broadcasting information in specific contexts on digital platforms or mobile and computer applications such as (but not limited to): YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Like, Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook.
Content creator taxes are divided into Income tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) and they include, inter alia:
Revenues from making audio-visual content on digital platforms, or various mobile and computer applications.
Revenues from advertising and promoting goods and services inside the content for a material reward or in exchange of the goods promoted.
Revenues from the sale of the channel’s Merchandise.
Revenues from the fund for Short Videos like YouTube Fund.
Income from fundraising from followers through YouTube or Patreon or any similar platform of software.
Written by: Ahmed Salah – Junior Associate