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Kenya VAT update

  • Jul 1, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Kenya is to introduce a range of changes to its VAT regime as per its recent Finance Bill 2019/20. This includes:

  • Rate of withholding VAT will be cut to 2% from 6%
  • Supplies to consumer via foreign digital marketplaces will be liable to VAT
  • A range of supplies will be exempted from VAT, including: certain agricultural supplies; commercial batteries; IT infrastructure; and equipment for recycling
  • VAT on imported services will be due on supplies to unregistered tax persons

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 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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