Malawi re-imposes internet services VAT

Tue 30th Jul 2013

Value Added Tax has been reintroduced on internet services from 1 July 2013.

The government made the move in the latest budget, imposing 16.5% VAT.  This has led to an immediate rise in prices from the internet service providers, which will hit the fast growing sector and impeded its success as a platform for e-cash payments.