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How to Register For Excise Tax in Kenya

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How to Register For Excise Tax in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Sat 14, March, 2020 04:21pm
Procedure
Employers simply visit one of the Revenue offices fill Personal Excise tax forms which are used to remit the Excise tax annually.

Tax liabilities are to be made on or before or not later than 30 days from the date of production following the applicable.
Note
Excise Taxis imposed and payable on selected goods, such as luxury goods and basic goods which are demand inelastic.

In addition, it is believed that imposing the tax on goods that are hazardous to health and which are cause to social problems will reduce the consumption thereof.

Excise tax shall be paid on goods mentioned under the schedule of ' Excise Act (Chap 472).

Required Documents
A certified legible copy of the taxpayers Identity document or Passport document.
Proof of identity document/passport
Affidavit to justify the absence of the identity/passport together with the temporary identity document/passport.
Proof bank statement with the bank stamp that confirms the account holder's name, account number, account type, and branch code;
Proof of residential address, e.g municipal account/utility bill of an individual not more than three months old reflecting the name and residential address;
(a) when imported and
(b) when produced locally at the rate prescribed in the schedule.
Computation of excise taxes applied

(a) in the case of goods produced locally, production cost and
(b) in the case of imported goods, cost, insurance and freight C.I.F.
Payment of excise tax for locally produced goods is by the producer and for imported goods by the importer.

Time of payment of excise tax for imported goods is the time of clearing the goods from the customs area, and for locally produced goods it is not later than 30 days from the date of production


Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Revenue Authority.
Tel: +254 (020) 4999 999

Cell: +254 (0711) 099 999

Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke


National Taxpayers Association (NTA)
National Secretariat,

Riara Gardens, Off Riara Road,

P.O. Box 4037-00506, Nairobi

Telephone: +254-(0)20-3861813/4

Fax: +254-(0)20-3861813/4

Cell Phone: +254-(0)734-500940 / (0)720-238904

Email: admin@nta.or.ke

Website: http://www.nta.or.ke


Nairobi Regional Office
Riara Gardens, Off Riara Road

P. O. Box 4037 -00506, Nairobi.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992660

E-mail: nairobi@nta.or.ke


Eastern Regional Office
Town Plaza, 3rd Floor

P. O. Box 2046-90100, Machakos.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992666

E-mail: eastern@nta.or.ke


Western Regional Office
Kakamoni Plaza, First Floor

Canon Awori Street, Kakamega.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992667

E-mail: western@nta.or.ke


Rift Valley Regional Office
Meadows Hse, 1st Floor, Room 106

Opposite Sirikwa Hotel

P. O. Box 4956-30100, Eldoret.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992663

E-mail: riftvalley@nta.or.ke


Central Regional Office
Nyeri Teachers Plaza, 1st Floor, Room 10

P. O. Box 576-10100, Nyeri.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992661

E-mail: central@nta.or.ke


Coast Regional Office
Kanderbhouy Building, 1st Floor, Suite 14

Opp. Co-operative Bank,

P. O. Box 98860, Mombasa.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992664

E-mail: coast@nta.or.ke


Nyanza Regional Office
Nakumatt Mega City Plaza, Mezzanine Floor

P. O. Box 204-40123, Kisumu.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992668

E-mail: nyanza@nta.or.ke


North Eastern Regional Office
Riara Gardens, Off Riara Road

P. O. Box 4037-00506, Nairobi.

Cell Phone: +254-(0)738-992665

E-mail: northeastern@nta.or.k

Eligibility
All private and government institution


Fees
free of charge



Validity

Valid for 1 year


Instructions
The institution must register for Excise tax, as well as be familiar with the rules relating to the filing of Excise tax returns. Excise Tax is calculated.The registration to get a Excise tax file number generally involves a few minutes.

All Companies in Kenya by law are responsible for Paying Excise taxes from their profits. Taxes deducted are required to be remitted to the appropriate tax office by the 10th day of the month following the deduction.



Required Information
Name of Taxpayer
Taxpayer Identification Number
Business Name or Trade Name of Taxpayer
Status
Bank Details
Name of Bank
Bank branch
Account Number
Type of Employment
Total Income Chargeable Income Total Tax Payable



Need for the Document
An Excise tax is a levy that is applied selectively on particular goods and services. The tax may be applied to either production or sale, to domestic output or imported.

The tax is directly paid by the manufacturers, but the tax burden is passed to the consumers through an increase in prices. Kenyas main excisable commodities at the moment are soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, fuel and motor vehicles. Other excisable commodities are plastic bags and importation of second hand computers. Excisable services mainly include mobile telephone services and gambling. Other than on motor vehicles, excise taxes on beer, cigarettes and petroleum are currently charged on a specific basis, i.e. per volume or quantity.

Excise Tax is payable on a range of consumer goods also, whether produced locally or imported, e.g., alcohol, tobacco, salt, fuel, television sets, cars, carpets and toys. Its rates vary from 10% percent on receivers, garments and textiles of any type and fabrics to 100 percent on perfumes, vehicles above 1,800 cc and alcoholic drinks. It is payable in addition to VAT.

External Links
http://www.treasury.go.ke/downloads/The_Excise_Duty_Bill_2014.pdf

http://frp2.org/english/Portals/0/Library/Tax%20Policy/PNACL934_ExciseTaxationKenya.pdf

http://www.nta.or.ke/about-taxes/types-of-taxes/excise-duty

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