The rates of wines have increased to 208.20 shillings up from 198.34 shillings per liter, while fruit juices and vegetable juices rose from 11.59 shillings to 12.17 shillings per liter.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), has reviewed upwards the excise rates of several goods including beer and ciders, wines and alcohol spirits, fruit juices, and cigarettes.
“Kenya Revenue Authority would like to inform manufacturers and importers of excisable goods and the public that the rates of excise duty on excisable goods that have a specific rate of duty have been adjusted using the average inflation rate for the 2020/2021 financial year of 4.97% as required under Section 10 of the Excise Duty Act, 2015,” said the firm.
The new excise duty for beer including cider non-alcoholic beverages of an alcoholic strength not exceeding 6 percent is now 121.85 shillings per liter from 116.08 shillings.
The rates of wines on the other hand have increased to 208.20 shillings up from 198.34 shillings per liter, while fruit juices and vegetable juices rose from 11.59 shillings to 12.17 shillings per liter.
Other affected products in the market include bottled waters with an increase from 5.74 shillings to 6.03 shillings per liter, electronic cigarettes whose rate rose from 3,974.08 shillings per unit to 4,171.59 shillings per unit, and cigarettes without filters which now runs at 2,502.74 shillings from 2,384.24 shillings.
The Excise duty of motorcycles excluding motorcycle ambulances and locally assembled ones has increased from 11,608 shillings to 12,185.16 per unit.
The new rates which were effective November 2, 2021, do not affect petroleum products; they affect the items listed in the Gazette Notice, which is replicated in the KRA Public Notice.