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Cape Verde VAT changes

  • Jul 21, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Cape Verde VAT changes

The West Africa island country of Cape Verde introduced a range of VAT and other indirect tax changes in its new Budget Bill 2016. The changes include:

  • Corrective VAT returns are required for errors (as opposed to adjustments in subsequent returns)
  • Waste and recycling services supplies are VAT exempt
  • Importing motorized vehicles for government usage are VAT exempted
  • The supply of buildings for cultural or sporting activities is VAT exempted from the start of 2016
  • Building construction and supply for governments are VAT exempt
  • Tourist occupancy tax is applicable for the whole of 2016

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.