Visualising Sales Tax

by Florence Banda-Muleya and Mbewe Kalikeka

As dust settles from the bombshell of reintroducing Sales Tax in the 2019 Budget, the scale of its implementation challenge becomes clearer. Brought to light by increased debate over the pros and cons of Sales Tax, the Government’s selling point of simplicity of administration is certainly not convincing enough.

Looming tax on internet Calls: A Reflection

By Felix Mwenge and Miselo Bwalya

On 12th August 2018, the Government announced intentions to impose a tax on all internet voice calls citing the need to save jobs in the telecoms sector as the main reason. From the perspective of some members of the public,

A Fleeting Lifeline from China: What FOCAC 2018 Entails for Zambia

by Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso and Caesar Cheelo

The buzzword around Africa this month (September) is China!

Earlier in the month, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an impressive and generous offer of US$60 billion in financial support to African countries over the next three years. Since then the African continent cannot stop talking about China.

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