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Ethiopia: 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: 7 May 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is having major effects on the economy in Ethiopia. To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak to the economy, the Government of Ethiopia has launched various measures including the measures below as regards fiscal policy:

  • Accelerated processing of VAT refunds to help in the cash flow of the private sector to enable them better manage the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses
  • Tax exemption on importation of products related to curbing the coronavirus outbreak.