Finance minister unveils ZWL$63.6B budget

Finance minister unveils ZWL$63.6B budget

Finance minister unveils ZWL$63.6B budget

Finance minister unveils ZWL$63.6B budget

By Ndafadza Madanha 

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Prof Mthuli Ncube has unveiled a ZWL$63.6 billion budget against revenue collections of ZWL$58.6 billion resulting in a budget deficit of 1.5% of GDP.
Prof Ncube said the budget will focus on Higher productivity, Growth and Job Creation.

Here are some of the key take aways from the budget

-GDP expected to grow by 3% in 2020

-ZWL$500m venture fund to be established to support youth projects

- tax free threshold has been raised from Z$700 to Z$2,000 per month. Tax bands will now begin at Z$2,001 and end at Z$50,000, above which the highest marginal tax rate of 40%, with effect from 1 January 2020. The tax free bonus has been changed from Z$1,000 to Z$5,000, with effect from 1 November 2019.

- Treasury is to use 5% of excise duty collected on fuel for the rehabilitation of the long-delayed Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway…..

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