Botswana VAT Rate to Increase from 12% to 14%

Robert Pelletier
March 31, 2023

On 18 January 2023, the Botswana Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued a public notice that the temporary reduced standard VAT rate of 12% will expire on 31 March 2023. The MOF confirmed in the 2023 Budget Speech on 6 February 2023 that the VAT rate will increase back to 14% on 1 April 2023.

The Budget Speech can be found here.

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Robert Pelletier

Robert Pelletier is a Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Analysis function, Robert specializes in research and analysis of global VAT and GST. Robert received a B.A. magna cum laude in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. Robert is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
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