Afghanistan Postpones VAT Implementation to 2022

Bradley Feimer
January 12, 2021

Afghanistan has delayed plans to implement Value Added Tax to 21 December 2022. A 10% VAT is expected to replace the country’s current business receipt tax (BRT). The Afghanistan Revenue Department is also contemplating amendments to the proposed VAT system so to create a simplified tax scheme for those businesses below the VAT threshold. Once enacted, the new VAT system is expected to help create further fiscal stability and growth in the country.

The unofficial English translation of the VAT law by the Afghanistan Revenue Department can be found here.




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Bradley Feimer

Bradley Feimer is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Within Sovos’s Regulatory Analysis function, Bradley focuses on international Value Added Tax, Global Sales Tax, and domestic sales tax issues. Bradley received a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and J.D. at Suffolk University Law School. Bradley is pending admission to the Massachusetts Bar.
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