Duty rebate on vehicle imports by specified public servants

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Statutory Instrument (SI) 52 of 2019 was promulgated on March 8, 2019 to provide for a rebate of duty on motor vehicles imported by Civil Servants and members of the Service Commission with effect from January 1, 2019.

Who qualifies for the rebate

A serving public Servant of Zimbabwe who has been in the Civil Service Commission for a period of not less than ten years and not undergoing any disciplinary proceeding.

What kind of vehicles qualify under this rebate

The rebate shall apply to vehicles principally designed for transport of persons such as sedans, double cabs, extra cabs and pickup trucks.

Who qualifies for the rebate?

Senior Public servant of Zimbabwe who has been in the Civil Service or Service Commission for a period of not less than 10 years

Conditions for grant of rebate

Vehicle to be procured using a loan from CMED transport Purchase Fund or Serving Senior Public own resources

Vehicle intended solely for the private use of the Serving Senior Public Servant and not for commercial or trade purposes

The vehicle should be under 10 years old when it is imported or taken out of bond

The maximum import value (Cost Insurance and Freight) (VDP) should be US$10 000

The senior servant should have served for a continuous period of not less than 10 years in the Public Service

The rebate shall be granted on one vehicle once in five years

Principal Directors and equivalent, Directors and equivalent and Deputy Directors and equivalent

The maximum amounts that can be accessed from CMED for Principal Directors and equivalent, Directors and equivalent and Deputy Directors and equivalent are as follows:

Grade of Senior Public Servant Maximum amount US$
Principal Directors and
equivalent

40 000
Directors and equivalent 30 000
Deputy Directors and equivalent 20 000
Conditions for grant of the rebate

Vehicle to be procured using a loan from CMED transport Purchase Fund

Vehicle intended solely for the private use not for commercial or trade purposes

The vehicle should be under 10 years old when it is imported or taken out of bond

The maximum import value (Cost Insurance and freight) (VDP) should be as per maximum amounts stipulated in the table above.

The rebate shall be granted on one vehicle once in five years

Documentation required for both Senior Public Servants and Directors

An application letter to be considered as a beneficiary.

A letter from the responsible Permanent Secretary of the applicant’s line ministry confirming employment.

A copy of the intended beneficiary who is a public servant’s driver’s licence.

A proforma invoice/commercial invoice or any other document pertaining to the acquisition and transportation of the vehicle.

A letter of approval from CMED Private Limited for the loan, in the case of funding from CMED Transport Purchase Fund.

A letter from the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development recommending the grant of the rebate, in the case of vehicles with a maximum import value of US$10 000 imported by senior public servants.

Disclaimer: This article was compiled by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority for information purposes only. Zimra shall not accept responsibility for loss or damage arising from use of material in this article and no liability will attach to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.–herald.col.ze

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