KRA Times TowerThe Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has given manufacturers and importers of excisable goods among them Mumias Sugar Company and Keroche Breweries, that have not acquired licences, two months to comply.
In a joint statement with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the taxman said manufacturers who have faced difficulties in accessing county government letters of appointment have a 64 day reprieve from the date of licensing.

The statement signed by KRA Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Ms. Alice Awuor and KAM, Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga said the tax collector is currently reviewing licences of 14 applicants who failed to submit requisite documentation to meet the statutory requirements.
On August 17, KRA published a list of 114 manufacturers and 62 importers that it said were cleared to continue operations after meeting the requisite ‘sintax’ payment guidelines.  Sintax, widely known as excise duty is levied on consumption that is considered non-essential such as beer, cigarettes and spirits.
A minority missing on the list have not satisfied the requirements for compliance and are undergoing normal processing on a case by case basis.

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