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Kenya: Tax relief measures include reduced corporate tax rate (COVID-19)

Kenya: Tax relief measures in response to coronavirus

Kenya’s president on 25 March 2020 outlined tax proposals intended to provide relief regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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The government has proposed:

  • A reduction of the resident corporate income tax from 30% to 25% to allow companies additional resources to sustain their operations
  • A 100% tax relief for individuals earning gross monthly income of up to KES 24,000 (generally classified as “low income earners”)
  • A payment of additional income for a person earning a monthly income of KES 24,000
  • A reduction of the top “pay as your earn” (PAYE) rate from 30% to 25%

Read a March 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Kenya

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