VAT in the Big Brother Africa House, 2010.

Taxes did not feature as a conversation topic with any of the big brother housemates in season 5 of the big brother Africa reality television show, with prize money of 200,000 US dollars. As the show comes to an end this Sunday, below are the current standard rates of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the countries that had a representative in season 5 of the big brother Africa reality show named Big Brother All Stars.

Country Standard rate of VAT
Angola The standard rate of VAT is 10%
Botswana VAT was increased from 10% to 12% in April 2010
Ethiopia Ethiopia introduced VAT in 2003 at 15%
Ghana Originally introduced in March 1995 at 17.5%. Increased from 10% to 12.5% in 2000
Kenya 16%
Malawi Reduced from 17.5% to 16.5% in 2009
Mozambique 17%
Namibia 15%
Nigeria Nigeria has the lowest rate at 5%. VAT commenced in 1994.
South Africa 14% since 1993
Tanzania VAT of 20% was introduced on 1 July 1998 in mainland Tanzania and 1 January 1999 in Zanzibar.
Uganda VAT was introduced in 1998 at 17% and increased to 18% in 2007
Zambia 17.5%
Zimbabwe 15%
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