GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN KENYA
Have an enterprise level payroll department and a HRMS with Employee Self-Service at a per employee cost
Full Payroll Outsourcing
Hybrid Payroll Outsource
International Payment Management
Social Security Filing
Interact with Local Authorities
Human Resources Management System
Integration with all Accounting and Third Party
Praxima Services Include
Local Tax Compliance
Secure Data Transferring
Running Your Payroll
Focus on Your
Outsource your Kenyan payroll to Praxima
Any income that is accrued in or derived from Kenya is taxable to Kenya. The income tax for individuals are calculated on a graduated scale from 10% to a maximum of 30%. A non-resident in Kenya is only subject to pay tax on the income accrued in Kenya, while a Kenyan resident’s worldwide income is taxable. It is furthermore required from a non-citizen resident to include his/her after-tax foreign-source employment income into his/her Kenya taxable income, while this is not required from a Kenyan citizen.
TAX RATES | 2019 / 2020
Tax Rates: KES:
10%: 0 – 147,580
15%: 147,581 – 286,623
20%: 286,624 – 425,666
25%: 425,667 – 564,709
30%: 564,709 - above
STATUTORY FILING | 2019 / 2020
Personal Income Tax returns are due on the 30th of June after the end of the tax year should there be any balance of tax due by the 30th of April. This is also applicable to an individual with a single employment whose tax payable on their salary has already been deducted by the employer under the PAYE system.
SOCIAL SECURITY | 2019 / 2020
An employee has to make the contributions to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Hospital Plan Insurance Fund. An employer however only contributes to the NSSF.
The current NSSF contributions amounts to 5% from both the employer and the employee, with a maximum of KES 200 payable by each.
The employee only contributes to the Hospital Plan Insurance Fund, which is calculated on a graduated scale at KES150 for a salary of KES 5 999 per month to a maximum of KES 1 700 for income levels of KES 100 000 and more.
A foreigner is considered a non-resident of Kenya when he/she has worked and stayed in the country for not more than 183 days. A person who stays in Kenya for 61 to 182 days in a tax year shall be taxed at 15% or at resident rate, whichever is higher. A Non-resident are permitted to claim expenses and donations to save tax, but cannot claim personal reliefs. Remuneration received by a non-resident in Kenya would be excepted from tax if he/she is employed on a short-term contract for 60 days or less in a tax year.
Taxable income includes income received from employment, business or profession, certain investment income, capital gains and more. Income received from an employment can consist of either wages, salary, bonuses, commissions and allowances.
Traveling, entertainment and similar allowances are taxable if its not a reimbursement. A benefit received from an employment is taxable should the aggregate value exceed KES 36 000 per year, or KES 3000 per month. Should a resident individual receive a pension from a pension fund established outside Kenya shall be deemed to be derived from Kenya to the extent related to employment or services rendered in Kenya
Bonuses, overtime and retirement benefits paid to employees whose taxable income falls between
0 - 147 580 KES, are excepted from tax.
Capital gains tax will not be levied on gains arising from the transfer of shares which was traded on a securities exchange licensed by the Capital Markets Authority.
Medical Insurance paid by the employer on behalf of a full-time employee will be considered a non-taxable benefit.
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PAYMENTS, REPORTING & FILING
Direct payment into employee bank accounts. Emailed password protected pay slips.
Payment of taxes, benefit providers and other creditors.
Filing of returns to the authorities.
Generation and filing of statutory reports.
General ledger and 100's of customisable reports.