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14.3. Calendar of Important Compliance Events

Tax Year

The tax year in Burkina Faso is the calendar year.

Tax Return Filing

The annual tax return must be filed by 30 April of the following year from the end of the relevant tax year. For insurance and re-insurance companies, the tax return due date is extended to 31 May.

Tax Payments

Advance tax is payable in three equal instalments on 15 January, 15 July, and 15 October (20 January, 20 July, and 20 of October until the tax year 2020) based on the realized profits. Electronic tax payments have been made mandatory for large taxpayers effective 1 January 2020. Tax payments can be made electronically to the tax authorities through the tax administration portal eSINTAX (www.esintax.bf).

Availability of E-Filing

Effective 1 January 2019, taxpayers may make declarations, payments, and submit tax returns to the tax authorities electronically through the tax administration portal eSINTAX (www.esintax.bf). Electronic tax return filing is mandatory for large taxpayers effective 1 January 2019 and for medium-sized taxpayers effective 1 January 2020. The Burkina Faso tax authorities have announced the launch of a new platform ‘e-liasse’ for the electronic filing of the tax returns. Due to a delay in the launch of the new platform, large and medium taxpayers are allowed to file physical tax returns for the tax year 2020 and the due date for mandatory electronic filing of tax returns is extended until 30 June 2021.