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Botswana VAT COVID-19 reliefs

  • Apr 12, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Botswana Ministry of Finance has published a range of Value Added Tax and other tax measurer for businesses affected by the coronavirus epidemic.

These include:

  • VAT credit refund on VAT returns will be processed within 21 days instead of the usual 60 days for small businesses.
  • Larger businesses, above P250 million annual turnover, will have to apply for a similar speedy credit repayment.

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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 can be contacted at: 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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