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Kenya proposes full 16% VAT on books

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  • 13 July 2013 | Richard Asquith

Kenya proposes full 16% VAT on books

In an attempt to expand tax revenues, the Kenyan government has proposed imposing full VAT on books and other stationery supplies.  The current Kenyan VAT rate is 16%.

The new proposals also include raising consumer energy supplies from the reduced 12% rate to 16%, too.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.