Inflation Adjustment on Specific Rates Applicable under The Excise Duty Act & Miscellaneous Fees & Levies Act


The Commissioner General is required under the Excise Duty Act, 2015, and Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act, 2016 to adjust, annually, the specific rates of excise duty / export levy to take into account the rate of inflation.

Kenya Revenue Authority would therefore like to inform manufacturers, importers and members of the public that:

  1. The Commissioner General will adjust the specific rates of taxes applicable to excisable goods, which are charged excise duty at a specific rate per unit under the Excise Duty Act, 2015, and other goods subject to fees or levies at a specific rate under the Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act, 2016,
  2. The specific rates will be adjusted using the average inflation rate for the financial year 2021/2022 of six decimal three per centum (6.3%), as determined by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, and
  3. The adjusted specific rates will be effective from 1st October, 2022.

In compliance with Statutory Instruments Act, Kenya Revenue Authority invites interested members of the public and stakeholders to submit their views on the inflation adjustments. The submissions should be addressed to the Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority, P.O Box 48240-00100, Nairobi or emailed to to be received on or before Friday, 16th September 2022.

For more information on the new rates of Export Levy and new rates of Excise Duty after the adjustment please visit the KRA Website.

Commissioner General