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Taxes and Licensing

On 1 January 2020 the role of the Vanuatu Competent Authority for Exchange of Information for tax purposes was transferred to the Director of Customs & Inland Revenue from the Manager Revenue Policy Unit at the Department of Finance and Treasury to the DCIR.

In 1998, as part of the financial reform element of its Comprehensive Reform Program (CRP), Vanuatu introduced a Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed at the rate of 12.5% on the supply of most goods and services under the VAT Act No. 12 of 1998.

The money that the Government uses to manage our country, provide education, health facilities, to fund police and the justice system, to build roads and infrastructure, comes partly from the taxes and other revenue collected by DCIR.

Inland Revenue Taxpayers Services section is one of the CIR's revenue sections which contribute around 10% of the total revenue collected by the Department.