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Zambia delays replacement of VAT till Sep 2019

  • Jun 29, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Zambia has again postponed the replacement of its VAT regime with a 9% sales tax until 1 September 2019. The original plan was for the introduction on 1 July 2019.

The scrapping of the existing 16% Value Added Tax was first announced in March 2019 due to the difficulties of funding VAT refunds. VAT was first introduced in 1995. The new tax will apply on the supply of goods by manufacturers, producers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers and the importers of goods into the country. The tax will also apply to certain services, including importers of services. Businesses incurring 


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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