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Google to implement 15% VAT on digital services in Zimbabwe

Zim Now Writer

Starting May 1 this year, Google, will implement a 15% Value Added Tax on all digital services offered to customers in Zimbabwe.

This move comes in compliance with recent changes in Zimbabwean tax laws.

The Zimbabwean government has decided to extend its Value Added Tax to digital services offered by international companies.

“Hello, to comply with local tax requirements, starting May 1, 2024, Google will charge 15% value added tax on all digital services offered to customers in Zimbabwe.

“If you are registered for VAT in Zimbabwe, please provide us with your VAT Identification Number. Once updated, you should start seeing the VAT ID on your Google invoices,” Google said in a statement to its clients.

Google’s announcement reflects this change and ensures its adherence to the updated regulations.

The 15% VAT will apply to a wide range of Google’s digital services, potentially including Google Play Store purchases, in-app purchases, Google Cloud services, and subscriptions like YouTube Premium.

For businesses registered for VAT in Zimbabwe, Google encourages them to provide their VAT Identification Number. This will ensure proper VAT treatment and display of the VAT ID on their Google invoices.

The implementation of VAT on digital services is likely to impact Zimbabwean consumers who rely on Google products.

The additional 15% tax may lead to a slight increase in the cost of these services.

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