Is a financial centre that will transform Rwanda into an international financial destination for investors seeking opportunities across the African continent.
The Kigali International Financial Centre provides a legal and regulatory framework that is fully compliant to international standards, which sets a new benchmark for Pan-African investment.
Rwanda has established legal and regulatory standards and foundation for compliant and safe financial transactions that are comparable to the world’s leading financial centre.
Rwandan regulatory framework also enables financial innovation and use of various investment vehicles which addresses the needs of the local ecosystem and structuring of cross-border transactions.
KIFC is working closely with leading financial centres through the World Alliance of International Financial Centres, and benefits from the technical assistance of CDC UK, USAID and BPI France.
KIFC is a destination for investors seeking to efficiently structure their new and existing investments in one location.
Rwanda grants investors an extensive range of benefits, including no Forex exchange control, no restrictions on foreign ownership or assets, 100% repatriation of profits and tax incentives for investors structuring their investments through KIFC.
Investors under the KIFC are granted a preferential corporate income rate and exemption from withholding tax on dividends, interest and royalty payments. Refer to the Investment Promotion and Facilitation Law for the detailed KIFC investments package. The law also details the economic substance requirements to qualify for these incentives.
Rwanda offers a competitive tax investment framework that incentivizes selected financial activities and provides an attractive taxation for cross-border intra African and international investment. Entities and activities operating through Kigali International Financial Centre are benefiting from the expanding investment treaty agreements network developed by Rwanda.