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What is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)?

CGT is tax that is levied on transfer of property situated in Kenya, acquired on or before January 2015.

It is declared and paid by the transferor of the property


Rate of Tax

The rate of tax is 5% of the net gain.
It is a final tax i.e. the Capital Gain is not subject to further taxation after payment of the 5% rate of tax.
Net Gain is Sales Proceeds minus the Acquisition and Incidental cost
CGT is on gains arising from sale of property.


Exemptions on Capital Gains Tax

  • Income that is taxed elsewhere as in the case of property dealers
  • Issuance by a company of its own shares and debentures
  • Disposal of property for purpose of administering the estate of a deceased person
  • Transfer of property between spouses as part of divorce settlement


How do I pay for Capital Gains Tax?

CGT is due on or before transfer of property but not later than the 20th day after the transfer.


Payment should be initiated online via iTax.


The modes of payment include cash, cheque or RTGS.


After initiating payment, you will receive a payment slip.


Present the payment slip at any KRA appointed bank with the due tax to complete payment.


Note: The payment slip expires within 30 days.