Final EA SusWatch Ebulletin June 2020

The Kenya’s Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was published on 30 March 2020. The Bill proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act, Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2013, Excise Duty Act, 2015, Tax Procedures Act, 2015, Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act, 2016 and the Kenya Revenue Authority Act, 1995. The Bill contains a raft of changes to the tax laws that will have a significant impact on taxpayers. Some of these changes will directly lead to an increase in the prices of both Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) due to taxation of supply of liquefied petroleum gas which is currently zero-rated, Kerosene; Solar and other clean energy cooking technologies.