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Zambia VAT changes

  • Nov 28, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Zambia VAT changes

The 2017 Zambian Budget includes a range of VAT changes for implementation from January.

  • Withdrawal of the VAT Group regime
  • Scraping of right to reclaim pre-registration input VAT incurred up to 3 months before registration
  • Requirement to use Electronic Fiscal Devices, which apply real-time VAT calculations and records for government audit
  • Loss on input VAT deductions on home electronics and car parts
  • Loss of right to reclaim any input VAT on petrol; restrictions on deduction of diesel fuel

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.