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Burkina Faso: Tax developments in response to COVID-19

General Information

This page offers an overview of tax developments being reported globally by KPMG member firms in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The content will be updated regularly. However, due to the fast-moving pace of change, it may not always reflect the most current developments in a given jurisdiction. Please refer to the date of accuracy and refer to the relevant links, under additional information, for original source information.

Date accurate as of: 24 June 2020

'The Cabinet on June 17, 2020 approved the draft revised 2020 budget which seeks to address the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Several measures have been taken or are under consideration, including:

  • lowering import duties and VAT for hygiene and healthcare goods and services critical to tackle COVID-19, and for tourism businesses;
  • lowering other selected tax rates; 
  • delaying tax payments, and waiving late payment fines and penalties; 
  • suspending government fees charged on informal sector operators for rent, security and parking in urban markets;
  • lowering the licensing fee for companies in the transportation and tourism sectors; 
  • suspending on-site tax inspection operations; 
  • donating food and providing assistance to households and local small businesses; 
  • supporting the water and electricity bills, including through cancelation, of the most vulnerable social groups; and
  • securing adequate stocks of consumer products and strengthening surveillance of prices. 

An emergency response plan for the health sector has been prepared. The plan focuses on strengthening human and technical capacities of public hospitals, increasing available hospital beds, expanding testing capacities and purchasing medical supplies to facilitate the implementation of hygiene measures. The plan will be regularly updated to reflect local and global developments.