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Kenya reverses COVID-19 VAT rate to 16% Jan 2021

Kenya has returned its standard VAT rate to 16% from 14% on 1 January 2021.

The rate was temporarily reduced to 14% on 1 April 2020 to help support businesses and consumers as the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020. The African country also reduced its corporate income tax rate from 30% to 25%.

The 8% reduced rate has remained unchanged during the period. This is payable on the following supplies:

  • Motor fuel (regular and premium gasoline)
  • Aviation fuel
  • Gas oil
  • Natural gas

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