Individual Income Tax Bands and Resident Personal Relief


Kenya Revenue Authority wishes to notify employers, employees and the public of the following changes that were introduced under the Finance Act, 2017 effective 1st January, 2018.

1. Revised Individual Tax Bands and Rates


The new tax bands and rates are as follows:

Annual Monthly Rates
On the first Kshs. 147,580 Kshs. 12,298 10%
On the next Kshs. 139,043 Kshs. 11,587 15%
On the next Kshs. 139,043 Kshs. 11,587 20%
On the next Kshs. 139,043 Kshs. 11,587 25%
On all income over Kshs. 564,709 Kshs. 47,059 30%


2. Residents' Personal Relief

The Resident Personal Relief has been increased from Kshs. 15,360 per annum (Kshs. 1,280 per month) to Kshs 16,896 per annum (Kshs. 1,408 per month)

Employers, employees and other individual taxpayers are advised to implement the above changes while computing the taxes for periods beginning 1st January, 2018.

For any further clarification please contact the following:

?Isaac Kweyu on Tel +254(020) 2817062, Email:
?Elizabeth Mwambingu on Tel +254 (020) 2817062. Email: elizabeth.mwambingu@

Commissioner of Domestic Taxes


Disclaimer: Taxpayers are notified that KRA will not accept responsibility for payments not received, credited and validated in the relevant Kenya Revenue Authority accounts Contact Centre: +254 (020) 4 999 999, +254 (0711) 099 999, Email: Complaints & Information Center: +254 (0) 20 281 7700 (Hotline), Email: