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Botswana raises VAT to 14% April 2021

COVID-19 crisis forces tax hike

The African state of Botswana has been forced into a Value Added Tax rate rise from 12% to 14%. The measure is to shore up revenues following the COVID-19 crisis which has affected its tourism and mining sectors. There will also be an increase in the sugary drinks tax.

The country has seen a sharp decline in its economy in 2020 – almost 8% contraction. But this is expected to bounce back in 2021 as the lockdown eases.

The average VAT rate in Africa is 16%, to this increase will still keep the tax burden low for the region. Check global VAT and GST rates with VAT Calc’s tracker.

Future global VAT / GST changes

Date Country VAT / GST  changes (click for details)
1 May 2022 Ireland Cuts VAT on domestic fuel VAT until 31 Oct
1 May 2022 Serbia E-invoice introduction
1 May 2022 Belarus Raises VAT on electronic comms services to 26%
1 May 2022 Indonesia VAT on crypto-assets and services
1 May 2022 China Temporary VAT rate cut on delivery services
2 May 2022 Peru VAT on foods cut on inflation worries
5 May 2022 EU Closing VAT in Digital Age consulation
1 Jun 2022 Belarus VAT on non-residents B2C sellers of goods
1 Jun 2022 Belgium Ends domestic electricity VAT rate cut
24 Jun 2022 Moldova Hospitality VAT returns to standard VAT rate
30 Jun 2022 Italy Ends gas temporary VAT rate cut
1 Jul 2022 Italy Major updates to SdI e-invoicing
1 Jul 2022 Sweden Raises VAT registration threshold
1 Jul 2022 Netherlands Cuts energy VAT to 9% until Dec 2022
1 Jul 2022 Romania E-invoicing for fraud 'risky' goods mandated
1 Jul 2022 Egypt B2C e-invoicing mandatory
1 Jul 2022 Australia Gig & sharing marketplace reporting July 2022
1 Jul 2022 Philippines EIS VAT e-invoicing
1 Jul 2022 Suriname Implementation 12% VAT regime
1 Jul 2022 Korea, South Foreign digital services transaction reporting
1 Jul 2022 Vietnam B2B e-invoicing
1 Jul 2022 Anguilla Implements 13% GST
1 Jul 2022 US Alaska potential 2% sales tax implementation
1 Jul 2022 Canada British Columbia marketplace facilitator PST liabilities
31 Jul 2022 Vietnam Completes mandatory B2B e-invoicing rollout
16 Aug 2022 Czech Reversal of COVID-19 emergency rate cuts
1 Sep 2022 Ireland Tourism and hospitality VAT rate returns to 13.5%
30 Sep 2022 Uruguay 13% tourism COVID-19 VAT cut ends
1 Oct 2022 EU EU VAT in the Digital Age proposals
2023
1 Jan 2023 EU Tourism operators margin scheme reforms proposal
1 Jan 2023 Germany Restaurant and catering return to 19% standard rate
1 Jan 2023 France Introduction of VAT group option
1 Jan 2023 UK VAT penalty regime reforms
1 Jan 2023 Hungary Potential SAF-T HU introduction
1 Jan 2023 Portugal ATUD numbering on invoices
1 Jan 2023 Greece Ends COVID-19 temporary reduced rates
1 Jan 2023 Bulgaria Hotel, trouism, health, catering 9% VAT rate ends
1 Jan 2023 Switzerland Potential VAT rise to 8.1%
1 Jan 2023 Lithuania Hospitality; sport and cultural events VAT returns to 21% rate
1 Jan 2023 Slovakia IS EFA e-invoice proposal 2023
1 Jan 2023 Serbia B2B transactions (following 2022 B2G)
1 Jan 2023 Jersey Foreign e-commerce and marketplaces into GST net
1 Jan 2023 EU DAC 7 marketplaces seller transaction reporting
1 Jan 2023 Ukraine SAF-T phased introduction
1 Jan 2023 Kuwait VAT or excise tax implementation
1 Jan 2023 Oman Potential e-invoicing introduction
1 Jan 2023 China Fapiao special invoice mandatory
1 Jan 2023 SIngapore Increases GST to 8%
1 Jan 2023 SIngapore GST exemption withdrawn on e-commerce imports
1 Jan 2023 Malaysia Sales tax on low-value import consignments
1 Jan 2023 Vietnam Crisis 2% VAT cut on basics is withdrawn
1 Jan 2023 Australia Australia PEPPOL e-invoicing 2022
1 Jan 2023 US Missouri sales tax on foreign e-commerce
1 Jan 2023 Uzbekistan Cuts VAT to 12%
1 Jan 2023 UAE Potential e-invoice implementation
1 Jan 2023 Aruba Implements 12.5% VAT
1 Jan 2023 Chile Extends VAT to many services
1 Jan 2023 Poland Mandated e-invoicing introduced
1 Mar 2023 Ireland Tourism VAT rate returns to 13.5%
1 Jul 2023 Belgium Phased B2B e-invoicing mandate
1 Jul 2023 Australia Peppol e-invoicing
1 Sep 2023 Thailand Raises VAT to 10%
1 Oct 2023 Japan Tax qualified invoices
2024
1 Jan 2024 Spain Likely start of e-invoicing rollout
1 Jan 2024 Spain Invoice software certification
1 Jan 2024 SIngapore Increases GST to 9%
1 Jul 2024 France Rollout of e-invoicing starts
2025
1 Jan 2025 EU Increased VAT rate setting freedoms
1 Jan 2025 EU VAT rate thresholds change foreign companies
1 Jan 2025 Latvia B2B e-invoices mandated

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