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Finance for SMEs : Understand your Accounting, Tax, NSSF and VAT

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Venue16 Institut des Finances - Bassil Fuleihan , Beirut, Lebanon


Institut des Finances - Bassil Fuleihan

institute Bassil Fuleihan / syndicated of pharmacist building, 512,Corniche El-Nahr
Beirut, Lebanon


Institut des Finances - Bassil Fuleihan : Institut des Finances - Bassil Fuleihan Building, 512 Corniche du Fleuve, Beirut, Lebanon: 1. Coming from Sin el Fil, heading towards Adlieh Square, before the square (in front of Auto shine) do the U turn to go back to sin el fil, it's the 2nd building to your right 2. Coming from Adlieh Square, heading towards sin el Fil , right after the rondabout, the 2nd building to your right Parking options near the Institut des Finances - Bassil Fuleihan : 1. On the park meters on the side of the road before and after the Building 2. In the parking available next to Auto Shine on the adlieh Roundabout 3. In the parking of Key Hotel, before the Institute bifurcation at right the road leads to a parking spot
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As a business owner, do you need to better analyze your company's financials? Do you face problems understanding Lebanese tax system? Do you know when and why you apply for VAT? Do you know the rules and benefits of Social Security?
BLC Bank in collaboration with the “Institut Bassel Fuleihan" (ministry of finance) is organizing a special 2 days workshop dedicated to entrepreneurs and Business owners to enhance your knowledge in Accounting , Taxes, VAT and Social Security by learning and applying practical exercises and case studies.

Intensive, Clear, Effective – Take Your Business To the Next Level! Sometimes we just need a boost forward, a powerful partner to assist us, a business POWER session.

BLC Bank's Business Power Sessions are intense, information rich, walk-on-fire brain-charge business networking breakfasts designed to help you break free, dig deep and make solid progress in record time.

PS: this session is delivered in Arabic 


February 22

How do I manage my accounts?

  • Brief presentation of the legal aspects of the companies and enterprises in Lebanon
  • Financial decrees: Real profits &LUMP Sum profits 
  • Tax and profit declaration templates
  • Financial statements
  • Exercises 

Social Security Law: Rights and obligations

  • Contributions and ratios
  • Indemnity end of service 
  • Notice and Dismissal
  • Annual declaration
  • Practical cases  

February 23:

What are my tax obligations?

  • Income tax: characteristics and principles
  • Income Tax: Taxes Applicable on Benefits of Industrial, Commercial and Non-Commercial Activities
  • Income Tax on Wages and Salaries
  • Income Tax on Capital Income
  • Other taxes: Stamp duty 
  • Exercises 

What should I know about VAT?

  • Value Added Tax: concept and principles
  • Exercises

Speaker Biography:

Mr. Fadi Barhouche, is the owner and managing director of FJB & Partners – Accounting & Auditing that holds a diversify portfolio of more than 250 companies in different sectors (Commercial, Contracting, Service, Tourism, Public, TV Production….). He has more than 30 years of experience in auditing and accounting in Lebanon and the MENA region. His educational background is in Philosophy and Accounting and he holds a Bachelor degree in commercial science from the University of Holy Spirit in Kaslik. He has been working with the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan as a trainer and speaker for several workshops on taxation and accounting for Small and Medium Enterprises in Lebanon.

Mr. Roger Lahoud   

 حائز على ماستر في المحاسبة والمالية من الجامعة الاميركية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا عام 2007. تنقّل في عدّة مناصب في وزارة المالية: من مراقب ضرائب عام 2001 الى مراقب ضرائب رئيسي الى رئيس دائرة معالجة المعلومات في مديرية الواردات ويشغل حالياً منصب مدير الشؤون الادارية بالتكليف في وزارة المالية. أستاذ محاضر في عدة جامعات ومعاهد


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BLC Bank is focused on its vision of becoming a Bank of reference and is actively involved in financing economic sectors which have a lasting effect on national growth and sustainable development. Thus, the Bank is committed to SMEs, Women, Green Initiatives and innovative technology.

Within its commitment to SMEs, BLC Bank launched the SME Business Solutions, a program that provides tools, resources and opportunities for SMEs to develop. In this scope, BLC Bank created the “SME Academy” and launched the

Within this context, BLC Bank honors entrepreneurs who have achieved significant success in the region through the Brilliant Lebanese Awards, for the 3rd consecutive year in 2014.

Moreover, BLC Bank reaffirmed its position as a leader in the women’s segment through the We Initiative ( which offers financial and non-financial services, ranging from learning and development to market exposure, networking & mentoring.

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