Kenya Agricultural Withholding Tax Workshop

  • Date
  • Time
    09:00 am > 12:00 pm UTC+03:00
  • Location
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) , 2nd Floor Bishops Garden Towers, Bishops Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Registration

    By invitation only

The Government of Kenya continues to implement policy measures that aim to achieve the development goals envisioned in the Fourth Medium Term Plan (MTP IV) and by extension in the strategic economic transformation priorities espoused in the  “Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda (BETA)” among the key measures is the redesigning revenue mobilization strategies geared towards fiscal consolidation  and support of economic growth. In view of this, the Government has outlined revenue mobilization measures in the National Tax Policy and the Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) for FY 2024/25 to 2026/27.
This move is anticipated to raise tax effort from the current 16 per cent of GDP in in 2023/24 to above 20 per cent over the medium term.

The MRTS highlights sector through which the Government explores tax policy measures, among them, agriculture sector. Therefore, a proposal of 5 per cent withholding tax on the value of produce delivered to cooperative or other organized groups, has been highlighted. In this regards the Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Analysis (KIPPRA) in collaboration with CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies & Strategies(NPS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), undertook an economywide analysis to assess the possible impacts of introducing a 5 per cent agricultural withholding tax
on the whole economy, agrifood system, rural livelihood and poverty.

This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance ofBioversityInternational and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (AllianceBioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund

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