Value Added Tax (VAT) in Kenya

A consumer tax known as Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on the sale of taxable products and services produced in Kenya as well as the importation of taxable goods or services produced outside of Kenya.

Every merchant that makes at least 5 million in taxable supply annually is required to register for VAT. For merchants with taxable supply below the 5 million level, voluntary registration is permitted.

VAT is charged according to the VAT Act of 2013 and the VAT regulations of 2017.

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