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Zambia: 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 on a regular basis. 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 April 2020

from the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak: 

  • Suspend excise duty on imported ethanol for use in alcohol based sanitisers and other medicine related activities subject to guidelines to be issued by Zambia Revenue Authority;
  • Remove provisions of SI 90 relating to claim of VAT on imported spare parts, lubricants and stationery to ease pressure on companies;
  • Suspend import duties on the importation of concentrates in the mining sector to ease pressure on the sector; and
  • Suspend export duty on precious metals and crocodile skin.  

Please note that most of these measures will come into force in April 2020. 

Additional information regarding employment-related measures, economic stimulus measures and other meausers.