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How to Pay property Tax in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Feb 2020 07:35am
Procedure

In Person
Carry the property tax invoice to the municipal office of your area
Pay the amount in cash at the counter
You will get an acknowledgement for your payment, keep it handy

Online
Using a browser, enter the URL of your district municipality.
Select the area, assessment code, or property tax details as listed in the website and then proceed to make the payment based on the payment mode (Mpesa mobile money,Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking, Pay pal).
A receipt is generated for your payment, save it to your desktop or laptop for reference or you can print it.

Required Documents
You will require the property tax invoice details to pay the amount.

Office Locations & Contacts
MINISTRY OF LAND, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
1ST NGONG AVENUE


P.O. BOX 30450-00100

NAIROBI, KENYA

TEL.254-020-2718050

FAX 254-020-2721248

EMAIL-complaints@ardhi.go.ke

Website: http://www.ardhi.go.ke/default/index.php

Eligibility
You should be a Kenyan citizen and your age should be of 18 years.


Fees
The rates for these charges and fees vary from province to province in Kenya.

The property tax amount is calculated based on the residential area. So, it varies from one property type to other.

Where the income earner is a corporation, the corporate tax rate in Kenya is thirty per cent (30%) of the annual profit of the corporation; and where the income earner from a property transaction is an individual or a registered business enterprise or partnership, the graduated tax rate is twenty-five per cent (25%) for individuals earning Kshs.3,200,000 and above, per annum.


Validity
The property tax document is valid for one year only. Every year, you should renew it.

Processing Time
The processing time is immediate


Instructions
You can pay property tax in person and online.
You should have valid property tax particulars.
The consent of the Local Governor of every District is therefore required for any transfer of any interest in any land (real property) situated in urban areas;


Required Information
The property tax particular is required to pay the property tax.

Need for the Document
In Kenya, the Rating Act allows local authorities to tax either land or land and improvements (e.g., buildings.

All property Rates in Kenya are currently levied only on land.

The owner of an apartment, land, building has to pay the property tax to the Government of Kenya. The governing authority of the jurisdiction levies the tax to the owner in which the property is located.

There are various taxes that apply to real estate or real property transactions in Kenya. The common public representation or perception that there are no real property or real estate taxes in Kenya is not correct.

External Links
http://www.ardhi.go.ke/default/index.php

http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/decentralization/June2003Seminar/Kenya.pdf

Source https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Kenya_-_Pay_property_Tax

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