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Malawi re-imposes internet services VAT

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  • 30 July 2013 | Richard Asquith

Malawi re-imposes internet services VAT

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.


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 this year won International Tax Review's 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.