Kajiado County sensitizes residents on finance bill  – Kenya News Agency

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Kajiado’s county Committee on Finance, Financial Planning and ICT is at the moment sensitizing the residents on the county’s Finance Invoice and the Tax Waiver, Variations and Administration Invoice 2023.

The Committee Chair, Jackson Angaine underscored the significance of inputs from the general public in bettering the 2 paperwork including that the payments will assist the county in income assortment primarily based on the present financial state of affairs.
Talking in Kitengela ward throughout the sensitization train, Angaine famous that wards have been categorized to zones primarily based on their financial standing.

“Kitengela, Ngong and Kajiado municipalities are below zone Some time Isinya, Loitoktok and Rombo cities are in zone B. We have been in a position to interact the general public primarily based on the assorted classes of taxes they’re presupposed to pay together with land charges and land rents.

They’ve additionally raised their considerations on the invoices they’ve been issued and got here up with memorandums which we are going to go and have a look at as a county meeting and provides resolutions as a county meeting in accordance to the structure and the county authorities finance act,” mentioned Angaine.
The committee chair additional famous that public views will probably be considered earlier than the 2 payments are handed.

Esther Simiyu, a water vendor in Kitengela, requested the county authorities to separate the small medium enterprises (SMEs) within the city from firms because the levies are ‘killing’ the SMEs.

“Although we’re refilling and bottling on the similar time, we can’t produce 5,000 liters of water per day. It’s not honest that they cost us Shs 30,000 for each bottling and refilling whereas we’re semi-automated in contrast to firms. We would like them to do amalgamation. We wish to pay Sh15,000 for water solely like earlier than,” mentioned Simiyu.
Elvis Njuguna from the bar business reiterated Simiyu’s sentiments and urged the county authorities to harmonize the licenses into one license because the completely different licenses resulted to burdensome prices for merchants.

The sensitization workout routines are being held pursuant to the provisions of Article 196(1) of the structure of Kenya 2010 and Standing Order No. 121(3) of the County Meeting Standing Order.

The target of the Tax Waiver, Variations and Administration act is to offer additional impact to article 210 of the structure on the subject of tax waivers and the administration thereof, and to make sure transparency within the administration of taxes and different revenues.

It additionally gives for the process relevant to and the necessities for tax waivers along with giving additional impact to part 159 of the general public finance administration act 2012.
The sensitization train continues this week in Kajiado Central, Kajiado North and Kajiado West Sub counties.

By Diana Meneto

 

Supply: kenyanews

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