VAT on Tourism Services in Zambia

The Zambian Government has legislated that all tourism products be standard rated for VAT (16%) as of the 1st January 2014.

All bookings in place and any new booking made before the 1st January 2014 will be VAT exempt.  Operators will need to supply the Authorities with a booking reference, email of confirmation or a proof of payment of the deposit in order to ensure these bookings do not get taxed unneccesarily.

Park Fees, Conservation Levies and Flights will remain VAT exempt.