Kenya joins Uganda, TZ in taxing digital services  

What you need to know:

According to a report by the global human rights group Future Challenges e.V, more than 60 online platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter were affected by the tax forcing the country to lose nearly 30 per cent of Internet users between March and September 2018.

Kenya has joined Uganda and Tanzania in taxing digital services  to support its depleted public coffers in an economy weighed down by slowing private sector activities, shrinking revenue collections, growing public debt and increasing expenditure pressures.
The Digital Service Tax (DST) which took effect on January 1, was introduced by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury Ukur Yatani through the Finance Act 2020.

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