Zambia replaces VAT with Sales Tax 2019

September 30th, 2018

The Zambian government has announced in its 2019 Budget on 28 September a withdrawal of its Value Added Tax. Plans in the 2019 Budget include removing the 16% VAT, first introduced in 1995. It will be superseded with a Sales Tax, only chargeable to the consumer at the end of the supply chain. The earliest …


Zambia VAT changes

November 29th, 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 …


Zambia VAT update

November 20th, 2016

The 2017 Budget includes a number of proposed changes to the Zambian VAT rules. These include: Abolishment of the group VAT scheme Restrictions on the right to deduct input VAT on certain pre-registrations costs Introduction on new online filings process Reduction in the right to deduct input VAT on certain mobile phones, media equipment, fuels …