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Cameroon VAT on foreign e-commerce

  • Jan 30, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Cameroon has extended to non-resident businesses the obligation to charge and collect VAT on the provision of physical goods and electronic services to its consumers and businesses. The new requirement came into effect on 1 January 2020.

The new VAT obligations applies to both e-commerce providers, but also facilitating marketplaces which have signification influence over the contract.  This could include: terms and conditions; payment for the supply; and/or fulfilment and delivery of the supplies. This would include commission charges paid by the provider to the marketplace.

Eligible suppliers must now register with the Cameroonian tax office, and file monthly returns by the 15th of the month following the reporting period.


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: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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