VAT increment, a double blow far Selebi-Phikwe

source: Mmegi
CALISTUS KOLANTSHO
Correspondent

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The government decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) by two percentage points, from 10 percent to 12 percent, has been met with different reactions by the business community and individuals in this town.

The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Kenneth Matambo announced in his budget speech last week that the VAT increase which is effective from April, is one of the many measures that the government has taken to get total estimated revenues as minerals revenues is not expected to reach normal levels until the 2012-2013 financial year. There was also no salary increase for civil servants for the second year running.

Speaking to Mmegi in an interview, Business Package Consultants Director, Dzimmbire Elliah Chimbwete said VAT increase has negative and positive impact to [continue reading]

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