Law on gaming and betting not new-ZRA

 Law on gaming and betting not new-ZRA

The Zambia Revenue Authority has noted with concern the misleading statements related to taxes on gaming and betting sub-sector of the economy.

ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said that the facts are that taxes on gaming and betting have been in existence since January 2014.

Mr Sikalinda said the last amendment was done in 2020 September by then, Minister of Finance on the floor of parliament as he presented the budget for the subsequent year.

He said the taxes are paid at the rate of 20% of free money won and not on the total investment (a bet placed).

Mr Sikalinda said the taxation of Gaming and Betting is contained in section sixty-four A of the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax (Betting and Gaming) (Presumptive Tax) Regulations of 2018.

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