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Kenya cuts VAT to 14% to combat COVID-19

  • Apr 18, 2020 | Richard Asquith

18 April update - Kenyan VAT rate cut to 14% is confirmed, and backdated to 1 April 2020.

23 March - Kenya has announced that it plans to reduce its standard Value Added Tax rate from 16% to 14% on 1 April 2020. The aim is to aleviate the downtown from the coronavirus panedmic.

The country's corporation tax is being cut from 30% to 25% in April. There is full income tax reflief for lower income earners.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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