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How To Pay Tourism Catering Levy in Kenya

by Victor Matara

This is a simple guide on how to pay the Tourism catering levy in Kenya as of 2018. This 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. This Levy is payable to the Tourism Fund by the 10th day of the following subsequent month of sale.

Who Qualifies to pay the Catering Levy in Kenya? 

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

2.Restaurants
Making minimum gross sales of Ksh. 3 Million per annum or an average of Ksh. 250,000 for the first three (3) trading months, in case of new establishments.

You can visit any Tourism Fund to be guided in the registration process. Registration is free of charge.

How the 2% tourism catering levy is calculated. 

As said earlier,  the levy is payable by the 10th day of the following subsequent month of sale. The levy can be paid to the following Tourism Fund accounts. 

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 the 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.

 

Bank

 

Account Number

 

 

COOPERATIVE BANK

 

 

PARLIAMENT ROAD BRANCH

 

ACC NO: 011-3600-133-1600

 

SWIFT CODE: KCOOKNS

TEL: 020 214878/020 221369

 

 

KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK

 

 

KICC BRANCH

 

ACC NO: 1102123803

 

SWIFT CODE KCBLKENX

 

TEL: 020 214878/020 221369

 

 

  • M-PESA BUSINESS NUMBER

 

PayBill No: ​​ 884500

Account No: ​​ (Hotel/Restaurant Code)

 

 

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List Of All Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Branches In Kenya

 

The levy collected is used :

  • 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

Tourism Fund Branches in Kenya 

 

 

Branch​​ 

 

Location​​ and Contacts

 

 

1

 

HEADQUATERS

 

NHIF Building, Car Park Tower 5th Floor,

P.O Box 46987-00100,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 020 2714900/1/2/6/7/9,

Mobile: +254 728 337499, +254 780 400113,

Fax +254 020 2714911,

Toll Free: 08002210915/08007722109

 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tourismfund.co.ke

 

 

 

2

 

 

COAST REGION

 

Machakos Rd (Off Moi Avenue) Pereira Building

Next to Jubilee Building 3rd Floor,

P.O Box 99832-80100

Mombasa, Kenya

Telephone: 041-220493,

Mobile: 0705 395320/ 0780 400115

 

3

 

 

WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE

 

Reinsurance Plaza

7th Floor Oginga Odinga Road

P.O Box 1406-40100

Kisumu, Kenya

Tel: 057-2022247

Mobile: +254 705 394916/ +254 780 400116

 

 

4

 

 

RIFT VALLEY REGIONAL OFFICE

 

 

AFC Building, Mezzanine Floor,

Kijabe off Kenyatta Avenue

P.O Box 2812 -20100

Nakuru, Kenya

Tel: 051-2215660

Mobile: +254 717 359988/ +254 780Â 400117

 

 

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CENTRAL KENYA REGIONAL OFFICE

 

Sohan Plaza,

4th Floor Nyayo Road

P.O Box 348-10100

Nyeri, Kenya

Tel: 061-2030778

Mobile: +254 705 395118/ +254 780Â 400118

 

 

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