Ministry Press Release re Lifting of VAT on Basic Goods by SI 26A/2017

In a Press Statement published in the press on Thursday 16th February 2017 the Permanent Secretary for Finance and Economic Development explained the effect of Statutory Instrument 26A/2017 published in the Government Gazette the same day.  

The crucial paragraphs of the Press Statement are--

4.   The  Statutory  Instrument takes  effect  from  16  February  2017, and  all  traders  in  such products should no longer charge VAT on the following items:

•     Beef;

•     Chicken;

•     Fish;

•    Rice;

•     Potatoes

•    Margarine; and

•     Mahewu.

5.   Consumers should, therefore, not be made to pay VAT on beef, chicken, fish, rice, potatoes, margarine and mahewu, effective from 16 February 2017.



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