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Zambia delays Sales Tax replacement of VAT till 2020

  • Aug 4, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Zambia has postponed for the third time this year the replacement of the existing Value Added Tax system with a Sales Tax. The new turnover tax will now be implemented on 1 January 2020 instead of 1 September 2019.

The delay is due to lack of preparedness by taxpayers. There are also concerns around a big jump in inflation, which a turnover tax would add to.


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 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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