SI 154 of 2001 (Customs & Excise General Regulations), section 144(U) & (V) as read with Statutory Instrument (SI) 124 of 2022, promulgated on July 2022 provide for a rebate of duty on motor vehicles imported or taken out of bond by Civil Servants and members of the Independent Service Commissions SI 124 of 2022 of 1 July 2022 replaces SI 52 of 2019 which came into effect from 01 January 2019.

The age restrictions of the eligible vehicle is ten years from date of manufacture; the respective customs tariff codes and other conditions of the rebate are as stipulated in S.I 124 of 2022.

Qualifying civil servants are required to submit the following documents to the nearest ZIMRA offices for processing of the rebate:

  • A duly signed application letter that has full description of the vehicle (year, make, and model of the vehicle, chassis number, engine number and colour) for one to be considered as a beneficiary.
  • A pro-forma invoice/commercial invoice/bill of lading/ certificate of conformity or any other document pertaining to the acquisition and transportation of the vehicle
  • A letter from the responsible Permanent Secretary of the applicant’s line ministry confirming employment.
  • Recommendation letter from the Public Service Commission/ Independent Commissions (Police Service Commission / Defence Forces Service Commission/ Prison Service Commission)
  • Treasury (Secretary for Ministry of Finance) concurrence letter.
  • A copy of the driver’s license for the public servant.
  • A copy of the Applicant’s national Identity Card
  • A letter of approval from CMED Private Limited for the loan, in the case of funding from CMED Transport Purchase Fund.
  • Current pay slip
  • Current proof of residence

Documents can be submitted to ZIMRA in person or via ZIMRA email at the ZIMRA office where the rebate will be granted. According to the ZIMRA client charter, we promise the following upon submission:

  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the submitted correspondence shall be done within 2 working days.
  • Response to the application for rebate of duty shall be done within 14 days.
  • All information will be handled in strict confidence and privacy shall be maintained.