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Angola VAT implementation

  • Jan 10, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Angola VAT implementation

Angola has confirmed plans to introduce VAT. Initially, from July 2019, only the largest tax payers will be obliged to charge the new consumption tax.

The plan to launch VAT was delayed from 1 January 2019 last December. It will eventually replace the existing 10% Sales Tax, which is charged on all sales – B2B as well as B2C.

The standard VAT rate will be set at 14%. Exemptions and nil rating will be provided for supplies including: basic foodstuffs; medicine; and domestic fuel.

The first 2019 wave of businesses to start charging VAT will only be around 400 companies. By 2021, this will be extended to businesses with an annual turnover above €220,000.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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