Mboweni's list of VAT-exempt items

JOHANNESBURG - Despite numerous calls to reduce VAT from 15% to 14% Finance Minister Tito Mboweni did not adjust it during his maiden budget speech.

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Although the cost of living continues to be on the rise, a few basic food items remain zero rated.

During his 2018 mid-term budget speech Mboweni announced that the VAT-exempt list would be expanded to include three more items from 1 April 2019.

Below is a full list of all VAT-exempt items:

  • dried beans
  • samp
  • maize meal
  • rice
  • brown bread
  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • vegetable oil
  • mealie rice
  • pilchards in tins
  • edible legumes and pulses of leguminous plants
  • eggs
  • milk
  • dried mealies
  • dairy powder blend
  • lentils
  • cultured milk
  • milk powder
  • brown wheaten meal
  • sanitary pads
  • bread flour
  • cake flour

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