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Working together to deliver value

As part of a global network of over 284,000 people in 155 countries, we help organisations and individuals create the impact they’re looking for, by delivering the best of our collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for our people, clients and communities.

With a deep understanding of the market, we provide comprehensive professional services to local and international clients including tax compliance and corporate secretarial services, advisory services such as consulting, deals, forensics and digital, risk assurance services including internal audit and cyber security, as well as other non-audit accounting services. In short, we help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities for public, private and government clients.

 

Office location

Ground & 1st Floor
New Trafalgar Building
165 Waterloo Street, North Cummingsburg
Georgetown
Guyana

Telephone: +592 223 1000

About Guyana

Guyana is located on the north-eastern coast of South America and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname. Its total area is approximately 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 square miles). The country is divided into three counties: Essequibo, Demerara, and Berbice and ten administrative regions, with its capital residing in the City of Georgetown. 90% of the population lives on the coastal strip, while the Amerindians (Guyana’s indigenous people) mainly inhabit the savannahs and forest regions.

Guyana is a republic within the British Commonwealth. It became independent on 26 May 1966 and operates under a written Constitution (1980) with a form of government based on the Westminster System, with an elected Head of State. Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America with a population of approximately 750,000. The legal system is based mainly on the English common law; however, vestiges of a Roman-Dutch legal system remain, especially in the area of land tenure. The currency is the Guyanese dollar (GYD).
Guyana’s economic activity has historically been dependent on the export of rice, gold, bauxite, and timber. However, Guyana is now on track to become one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world, with its first production in December 2019. The crude was subsequently exported, making Guyana officially an oil exporter.  

Guyana’s fiscal regime is based on self-assessment and voluntary compliance. It includes a mixture of direct taxes and indirect taxes. For individuals, direct taxation takes the form of Income Tax imposed via the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) method for employees and quarterly instalments for self-employed persons. Corporations direct taxation takes the form of Corporation Tax. Both individuals and corporations are also subject to property tax and withholding tax (WHT). Guyana has three double tax treaties (Canada, United Kingdom and CARICOM) and negotiations are on-going for a fourth with the United Arab Emirates. 

Guyana resident companies are liable to tax on their worldwide income. Non-resident companies that carry on a trade or business in Guyana are subject to tax on the income that is derived from Guyana. Corporate residence is determined by reference to the location of the central management and control of the business of a company.

Our leadership team

Frazer Lindsay

Frazer Lindsay
CEO, PwC in the Caribbean, Co-territory Leader
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Brian Hackett

Brian Hackett
Co-territory Leader, Regional Advisory Leader
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Angelique Bart

Angelique Bart
Managing Partner, Tax & Legal Services Leader
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Saeed Rahaman

Saeed Rahaman
Assurance Partner, Country Manager
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Leighton McKnight

Leighton McKnight
Regional Diversity Leader
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Bruce Scott

Bruce Scott
Regional Risk Assurance Leader
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Kofi Boxill

Kofi Boxill
Advisory  Leader
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Zia Paton

Zia Paton
Consulting Leader
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