Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


KRA urges traders to comply with the new VAT laws

25 September 2013, 12:18

Nairobi - Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has issued a stern warning to retailers who do not adhere to the new value added tax law.
“Non-adherence to the new VAT tax legislation will attract a three year jail term,” KRA stated.

The warnings follow revelations some retailers continued imposing tax on exempted commodities.

Last week, the government arrested some business owners who included the VAT on basic commodities and dispatched some other 400 officers to continue with the exercise.

The measures came a few days after the official opposition Coalition for Reform and Democracy vowed to introduce an amendment motion in Parliament to repeal the VAT Bill 2013 that was passed in the House.

Meanwhile, Kenyans received a major boost after KRA exempted milk and bread from the 16 percent VAT.

Previously, the list of basic commodities exempted from the tax included sanitary pads and maize floor among others.

The exemption aims to lessen the burden of the taxpayer.

“Milk products will not be exempted from the tax,” stated the KRA.

– CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Man who attacked US Embassy a 24 ...

A man who attacked the US Embassy in Nairobi was a 24 year old from Wajir County. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
US Embassy to remain closed Frida...

The US Embassy in Nairobi will remain closed Friday following a terror attack on it Thursday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...