Claiming VAT back from South Africa

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by vichwa, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. vichwa

    vichwa n00b

    Apr 2, 2014
    I hope you can help me. I am in the process of buying a new offroad KTM in SA which I want to ship to Tanzania where I live. As the bike is on the showroom floor the agent is insisting on charging VAT and is telling me that I need to find a way to reclaim it. The shipping company tell me that I shouldn't be charged VAT in the first place. Is it easy enough to claim VAT back as an individual? I will not be in the country in person to do this. Thanks in advance for any help...