KRA OPPOSES FUEL TAX CASE.

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Kenya Revenue Authority headquarters Nairobi.
.BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Kenya Revenue Authority have opposed case filed by activist Okiah Omtatah challenging decision to increase 16 percentage VAT in petroleum products.

KRA argues that the application is baseless and lacks merit adding that it is an abuse of court process and should therefore be dismissed.

“A provision imposing tax cannot be said to be unconstitutional for reasons that the same is deemed oppressive,”KRA argues.

The constitution allows government with powers to impose income tax, value added tax, excise tax, customs duty and others duties on import and export goods.

KRA further claims that the petitioner seeks the court to commit itself with both executive and legislative powers in total contravention of the doctrine of separation of powers.

They further claimed National Assembly extended Finance Bill 2016 by further two years, from 1 September 2016. The said extension ran until 31 of 2018.

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