Analysis of the Kenya Finance Bill, 2024

Analysis of the Kenya Finance Bill, 2024

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The Finance Bill, 2024(“The Bill”), was tabled to the National Assembly on 13 May 2024 for the first reading. The proposals in the Bill are likely to have a significant impact on stakeholders if implemented as it is.

In this Tax Alert, we analyse changes proposed by the Bill and the potential implications.

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  • Introduction of Motor Vehicle Tax at 2.5% of the value of the car subject to a minimum of KES 5,000 and maximum of KES 100,000;
  • Taxation of Per Diems to be revised subject to an employer having an approved per diem policy with exempt amounts being pegged at a maximum daily allowance of 5% of the employees’ gross monthly salary;
  • Pension contribution limit increased to KES 30,000pm from KES 20,000pm;
  • Repealing of Digital Services Tax and introduction of significant economic presence tax with an effective tax rate of 6%;
  • Introduction of Advance Pricing Agreements;
  • VAT registration threshold increased from KES 5,000,000pa to 8,000,000pa;
  • Transfer of Business as a Going Concern will now be exempt from VAT;
  • Certain financial services will now be subject to VAT;
  • Bread to attract VAT at 16% from zero-rated status;
  • Introduction of Eco Levy
  • Amongst others.

For a comprehensive breakdown of the proposed changes please click on the link below to download our analysis.