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In a statement by Lands Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome on Wednesday, November 29, the employers will be required to continue remitting the funds, failure to which, they will be fined.
“Please note that the employer’s contribution to the Affordable Housing levy is an allowable deduction under Section 15 of the Income Tax Act,” said Wahome.
She added; “An employer who fails to comply with the law shall be liable to payment of a penalty equivalent to two per cent of the unpaid funds for every month if the same remains unpaid.”
Yesterday, High Court Judges David Majanja, Christine Meoli and Lawrence Mugambi found the levy was unconstitutional and vague adding that there was no law allowing the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to collect it.