Have your say on zero-VAT items

Aug. 1, 2018 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

After VAT increased to 15%, concern about the impact on poor households led the Minister of Finance to appoint a panel of experts to evaluate the current list of zero-VAT items and consider including extra items to lessen the impact of the VAT increase on the poor.

The recently released report recommended adding these items for zero-VAT rating:

  • Sanitary products
  • White bread, bread flour and cake flour
  • School uniforms
  • Nappies (including cloth and adult nappies)

The report also recommended strengthening the National School Nutrition Programme and increasing the Child Support Grant and Old Age Pension.

Public comment is requested on these recommendations before 31 August 2018.

Have your say here and we will send your input to Treasury.

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