Government plans to raise tax on basic commodities
03 November 2015, 11:05
Nairobi - The government is planning to increase taxes on basic commodities including bottled water, fruit juices, soda and motor cycles.
This is according to a brief sent to the IMF last week detailing the government’s plans to raise KES 64 billion.
The Standard reports that under the new measures, a liter of fruit juice or soda will go up by about KES 10 in addition to more rates on packaging material.
Kenyans will also be forced part with a flat rate of KES 200 000 to import second-hand cars and boda bodas subject to KES 10 000 excise duty, in a move seen as punishment for the poor.
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