Zambia VAT changes

Tue 29th Nov 2016

The 2017 Zambian Budget includes a range of VAT changes for implementation from January.

  • Withdrawal of the VAT Group regime
  • Scraping of right to reclaim pre-registration input VAT incurred up to 3 months before registration
  • Requirement to use Electronic Fiscal Devices, which apply real-time VAT calculations and records for government audit
  • Loss on input VAT deductions on home electronics and car parts
  • Loss of right to reclaim any input VAT on petrol; restrictions on deduction of diesel fuel


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