Manufacturing and Importation of Excisable Goods

PUBLIC NOTICES 17/07/2018

Kenya Revenue Authority wishes to inform manufactures and importers of excisable  goods listed in the first schedule to the Excise Duty Act that they are required to obtain an excise license from the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes.
 
Manufacturers  and  importers  of  excisable  goods  are  encouraged  to  apply  for  the license  through  iTax  web  portal. The  requirements  for  licensing  are  available  on  our website www.kra.go.ke.

Kindly  note  that  persons  found  manufacturing  or  importing  excisable  goods  without a  license  shall  be  prosecuted  and  shall  on  conviction  be  liable  to  a  penalty  equal  to
double the excise duty that would be payable if the person was licensed or five million shillings whichever is higher and any plant, excisable goods or any materials in relation to the offence shall be liable to forfeiture and shall be destroyed at the offenders cost.
 
Further, retailers and distributers found distributing or selling goods manufactured or imported by unlicensed persons shall also be prosecuted and shall on conviction be liable  to  a  fine  not  exceeding  five  million  shillings  or  to  imprisonment  for  a  term  not exceeding three years and any plant, excisable goods or any materials in relation to the offence shall be liable to forfeiture and shall be destroyed at the offenders cost.  

The list of licensed and registered importers is also available on our website www.kra.go.ke


For further information please call our Contact Centre on:


Telephone No: 020 4999 999/0711099999,
or
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke

 

Commissioner for Domestic Taxes Department

 

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: callcentre@kra.go.ke Complaints & Information Center: +254 (0) 20 281 7700 (Hotline),Email: cic@kra.go.ke