Kenyans could once again be forced to pay more for cooking gas after the government declared it would execute the Finance Bill 2020. The bill, which was proposed by the National Treasury eliminated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from tax-exempt goods and re-introduced a 14 % value-added tax (VAT) on liquefied gas.
Despite the fact that it was planned to take effect sooner, the Treasury requested MPs postpone its execution by one year for a further audit in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
The National Assembly Finance Committee affirmed the bill but its implementation was set forJuly 1, 202, possibly increasing the cost of a 13-kilogram cooking gas by ksh300.
“Treasury has requested that we approve the 14 % VAT on LPG but on condition that its implementation should take effect from next year as was the case with the introduction of the eight percent