Zimbabwe says there should be no increase in the prices of basic goods because they are exempt from value added tax


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The Ministry of Finance today said the prices of basic goods like bread, milk, cooking oil, mealie meal, sugar and flour should not be increased because they are exempt from value added tax.

In a statement clarifying some of the tax measures in the 2024 budget, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said increases in the prices of other commodities like meat, rice, bath and laundry soap, washing powder, toothpaste and petroleum jelly should be minimal because they had been moved to standard rating.

He said the new measures follow consultations with the industry body the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries.

Below is the full statement:

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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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