Invest in Botswana
Become an investor and benefit from working with BITC, and investing in Botswana.
We have one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world.
We are consistently investing in new and improved core infrastructure such as power plants, fibre-optic networks, roads, railways and international banking institutions.
We are establishing ourselves as centre for innovation, including R&D via the Botswana Innovation Hub.
To benefit from Bitc Services, register your business for accreditation here
By investing in Botswana, you enjoy
Operational double taxation avoidance agreements with South Africa, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Mauritius, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Russia.
Companies accredited by the Innovation Hub pay tax at 15% of profit.
There are no foreign exchange controls in Botswana – hence free repatriation of profits, dividends and capital.
Duty Rebate on importation of machinery and raw materials
Company tax at 22% of the taxable income and the general rate of withholding tax is 7.5% on all dividends distributed. 25% personal tax. Negotiable tax holiday up to ten (10) years
Government allows for deductible training rebate of 200%
To find out more, register for accreditation and collaboration with BITC
International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)
The Botswana IFSC offers a range of tax incentives once you get approved. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Flat Corporate Tax rate at 15%
  • No withholding tax on dividends, interest, royalties, management fees
  • Unilateral credit for withholding tax suffered in other jurisdictions whether or not a Double Tax Avoidance Agreement exists
  • Specified Collective Investment Undertakings (CIUs) managed by IFSC companies are tax exempt
  • Zero-rate for Value-Added-Tax;
  • Access to growing network of Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) treaties.
To fully benefit from the IFSC Certification, it is recommended that you register with BITC and get accredited as a BITC member.