Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-883  
NTB Type
2.6. Additional taxes and other charges  
Complaint
Introduction of Tax Stamp/Printed Codes:
Under the Kenya Excise Act of 2015, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) introduced either tax stamp or printed codes on beer and KEG manufactured or imported into Kenya with effect from 1st February 2016 at the cost of KShs. 1.50 per stamp with a manual application which raises the cost to USD 5.5/hl.
 
Status note
During the Bilateral Meeting between Tanzania and Kenya held on 23rd - 27th April, 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania.Kenya reported that this is a domestic function under the Domestic laws and falls under the Domestic Tax Harmonization.
Tanzania requested Kenya to consider lowering the charges and the fees should be issued electronically. Kenya recommended to wait for domestic harmonization process to be completed.
Recommendation: Both Parties agreed to handle the matter under domestic tax harmonization ad therefore matter is resolved.  
Progress update note
During the Bilateral Meeting between Tanzania and Kenya held on 23rd - 27th April, 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania.Kenya reported that this is a domestic function under the Domestic laws and falls under the Domestic Tax Harmonization.
Tanzania requested Kenya to consider lowering the charges and the fees should be issued electronically. Kenya recommended to wait for domestic harmonization process to be completed.

Both Parties agreed to handle the matter under domestic tax harmonization  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Kenya: KRA (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Tanzania  
Date of incident
2018-12-17  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2019-04-27  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2019-03-08 18:59  
Modified
2019-05-08 12:59