TAXATION FOR SMALL TRADERS 19/02/2020
In accordance with the Finance Act, 2019, the Turnover Tax (TOT) has been re-introduced and will be payable from 1st January 2020.
Who should pay TOT?
Turnover Tax (TOT) is payable by any resident person whose turnover from business does not exceed or is not expected to exceed Kshs 5,000,000 during any year of income.
TOT does not apply to:
Persons registered for VAT
Persons with business income of Kshs 5,000,000 and above,
Limited Liability Companies,
Management and Professional Services among others.
What is the rate for Turnover Tax (TOT)?
The tax rate for TOT is 3% on the gross sales/turnover and is a final tax.
Filing of TOT Returns
TOT will be filed and paid on a monthly basis. The due date is on or before 20th of the following month.
TOT payers are also liable to pay Presumptive Tax at a rate of 15% of the Single Business Permit fee payable or licence payable. However, Presumptive Tax paid will be offset against the TOT payable.
Eligible taxpayers are advised to log onto iTax, add the TOT obligation, file the monthly returns and make payment.