From Next May You Will Be Forced To Pay House Levy

In a statement sent to newsrooms, The government has directed employers to start deducting 1.5 per cent housing levy from all employees in the public and private sector beginning next month.

Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary Charles Hinga Mwaura and the Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner-General John Njiraini in a joint statement said employers are required to deduct and remit the levy by the 9th of each succeeding month effective May 9.

Both the employer and the employee shall each contribute 1.5 per cent of the employee’s monthly basic salary, provided that the sum of the total monthly contributions shall not exceed Sh5,000.

However, the Federation of Kenya Employers has termed the order to deduct the levies “unlawful.” sighting that the court injunction still on. The Netizens have reacted;

It will be remembered FKE and the Central Organisation of Trade Unions had filed a case in a bid to stop the levy.

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