Property Trends

Stamp Duty on Purchase of Property

The purchase of land or property is major decision and therefore, all aspects that have a financial implication should be properly evaluated. It is important for the buyer to take into consideration all the tax implications in order to avoid instances of incompliance. The purchaser is required to pay stamp duty on the acquisition of a property. The stamp duty is calculated at the rate of 4% of the...

Would You Like to Own an Apartment?

  Due to the current market trends land has escalated to high prices although there is still hope to become an apartment owner. A simple guide to becoming an apartment owner would be to first check whether the agents who are selling the apartments are registered under the Estates agents Registration Board simply because they exude professionalism and disregard dishonest practices. The estate...

Residential Income Tax

The simplified tax regime on residential rental income was introduced in Kenya with effect from 1st January 2016.It applies to residential rental income ranging from KES 288,000 to KES 15,000,000 per annum. Under this regime, tax is calculated as 10% on gross rent received and is a final tax.The landlord is required to file a monthly return and make payment by 20th day of the following month.The penalty...

Tax Implications on Transfer of Land

The purchase of land or property is capital intensive and tax compliance is vital. Tax implications to the buyer The buyer is required to pay stamp duty on the acquisition of land. The stamp duty is calculated at 4% of the value of land while a 2% applies in instances where the land is located in other areas. Stamp duty is based on the value ascertained by a government valuer. This is done in...

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