Levy Operations

Levy Operations

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Levy is a charge at the rate of 2% on the gross sales derived from the sale of accommodation, food, drinks and all other services offered in scheduled establishments.

The following are the core functions of the Levy department:

  • Educate & sensitize potential Levy payers on the requirements of the Tourism Act 2011
  • Register eligible levy payers (those who meet the minimum threshold)
  • Ensure compliance of all eligible, registered Levy payers who are covered in the 9th schedule of the Tourism Act 2011
  • Ascertain correctness of 2% Levy payable by eligible establishments
  • Collect all penalties & arrears the may have charged on establishments that are in default


Hotels:
Charging a minimum of Ksh. 250 per person / per night, including the provision of breakfast meal or any other services.

Restaurant:
Making minimum gross sales of Ksh. 3 Million per annum or an average of Ksh. 250,000 for the first three (3) trading months, incase of new establishments.

Hotels and Restaurants are required to pay 2% Catering Training and Levy shall be paid by the owner of every regulated tourism activity and service under the Tourism Act 2011 schedule nine class ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Enterprises a tourism levy receipt derived from the sale of food and/ or drinks, the provision of accommodation and other services.

Contact any Tourism Fund office by post, telephone, e-mail or personal visit to be guided on the registration process. Our officers will advise you accordingly after inspecting the establishment.Registration is free of charge

Tourism Levy can be paid to any KCB/ CO-OP branch via:

  1. Cash deposit
  2. Bankers cheque
  3. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
  4. Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)

TOURISM FUND ACCOUNTS

  1. COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

PARLIAMENT ROAD BRANCH

ACC-NO-011-3600-133-1600

SWIFT CODE: KCOOKNS

TEL: 020 214878/020 221369

  1. KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK LTD

KICC BRANCH

ACC-NO-1102123803

SWIFT CODE KCBLKENX

TEL: 020 214878/020 221369

(Ensure the cashier captures both the establishment Name and Code on the deposit slip narration.)

  1. M-PESA BUSINESS NUMBER

No. 884500 Account No. (Hotel/Restaurant Code)

Mpesa-Flyer

Levy is payable by the 10th day of the following subsequent month of sale.

LATE PAYMENTS

  • Levy payments received after the 10th day of the following month are subject to an instant penalty of Kshs. 5,000.00.
  • An additional penalty of 3% of the amount of the levy due of each month or part thereof during which the amount due remains unpaid.

NON COMPLIANCE

  • Failure to pay levy is a criminal offence punishable in a court of law and liable to a fine not exceeding Kshs 20,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 6 months or both.
  • Any due amount not paid by the 10th day following month is a civil debt recoverable by the Trustee through courts or appointed agents.

  • To finance the development of tourism products and services;
  • To finance the marketing of Kenya as a tourist destination through the Tourism Board;
  • To finance the activities of the Protection Service;
  • To finance the tourism research, tourism intelligence and the national tourism information management system;
  • To finance the activities of the Tourism Sector Safety, Communication and Crisis Management Centre
  • To finance training and capacity development activities of the College and of such other tourism hospitality training institutions as may be established under this Act;
  • To mobilize resources to support tourism-related activities.

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