MP: Govt taxing Kenyans illegally
21 March 2012, 09:19
Nairobi - A member of parliament has claimed that the government has since January this year been illegally collecting tax as the stand off between the Executive and the Legislature over the 2011/12 Finance Bill continues, Capital News reports.
Budget Committee Chairman Elias Mbau argued on Tuesday that the failure to pass the Bill that legalises taxation measures outlined in the June 2011 budget means that the government has no authority to collect the taxes.
Mbau said that tThe window which government can use to raise or lower taxes lapsed after six months (after the Bill was proposed which is in December 2011) and thus whatever taxes that have been collected since January are illegal.
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