Following a petition by Isinya Bar Owners Association and Kenya Association of Manufacturers, the High Court sitting in Machakos yesterday issued conservatory orders to temporarily suspend KRA’s implementation of the Minimum Tax pending the hearing and determination of the Petition.
KRA successfully sought for an early hearing date and the Court has agreed to hear and determine the matter before the second instalment falls due.
Additionally, KRA is putting in an Appeal and an Application for Stay to the Court of Appeal.
Since the matter is still pending in Court, we shall not discuss the merits of the Petitions as it would be akin to litigating outside the Court.
KRA shall abide by the Ruling issued by the Court and await the outcome of the main Petition slated for hearing on 19th May 2021.
Those who have already paid the tax will retain it as a credit in their iTax ledger pending the outcome of the Petitions.