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Botswana: Extended due dates for tax returns, payments (COVID-19)

Botswana: Extended due dates for tax returns, payments

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service on 24 April 2020 issued a release updating information about extended due dates for filing tax returns and making tax payments, relief measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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The due date extensions apply for corporate income tax returns and payments (originally due 30 April 2020), and provide that corporate income tax returns and payments are now due 30 days after the expiration of the lockdown period. The extended due date for corporate income tax returns also applies with regard to transfer pricing documentation (which is filed with the corporate income tax return).

The extended due date for value added tax (VAT) returns and payments (originally due 25 April 2020) is now 14 days after the end of the lockdown period, and the extended due date for employment taxes (including “pay as you earn”) and withholding taxes (originally due 15 April 2020) are also due 14 days after the end of the lockdown period.

For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional in Botswana:

Olivia Muzvidziwa | +26 777 19 9022 |

Leonard Muza | +26 777 19 9067 |

Masa Selerio | +26 777 19 9069 |

Kenneth Sakonda | +26 777 19 9079 | 

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