Value added tax (VAT)

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A tax of 14% is levied on all consumer goods and services, except some basic foodstuffs. Price tags generally include VAT, unless this amount is separately stated. Non-resident foreign passport holders can claim a VAT refund – two refund offices are located in the International Departures hall at OR Tambo International Airport. Present your purchases and tax invoices for inspection. See www.taxrefunds.co.za for full details.