Kenyans To Fork Out More For Online Services With New Digital Tax

The next online class, e-book, music download, movie streaming or air ticket that Kenyans buy over the internet could cost them more, as Kenya Revenue Authority moves to implement the new tax on digital services. The digital service tax (DST), which became effective on January 1, 2021 is payable at 1,5% of the gross transaction value and is due at the time of payment for the service to the service provider, KRA has said. Other categories of goods and services now within the taxman's reach include subscription-based media such as news, magazines and journals, provision of search engine and automated help desk services.

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