Kenya Vat Calculator

Net Amount (Exclusive of VAT):
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Gross Amount (Inclusive of VAT):
KES 00.00
Total VAT:
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Free Kenya VAT Calculator | Effortless & Easy Tool For You

Kenya VAT calculator is a simple and free tool designed to help you carry out VAT calculations. You no longer need to worry about VAT computation in Kenya manually because our super productive calculator is here to do that for you.

Our user-friendly KRA VAT calculator comes with a straightforward user interface, making it easy to use. It can help both businesses and consumers with complex VAT calculations. Our calculator ensures accuracy and speed. It can be used to add and remove VAT.

Kenya VAT Rate

The standard VAT rate in Kenya that applies to most taxable goods and services is 16%. There is also a 0% VAT rate that applies to specific exempt supplies. This includes exports and international passenger transport.

You can find an updated and detailed list of zero-rated supplies in the Second Schedule to the VAT Act, 2013 on Kenya Revenue Authority website.

VAT RATES Description
16% Standard rate applicable to most taxable goods and services
0% Zero-rated supplies such as exports, international passenger transport, and certain exempt goods and services.

Kenya VAT Exemptions and Reduced VAT

Exempt Products & Services Zero-Rated Supplies
Unprocessed agricultural products Exports
Medical supplies International passenger transport
Financial services and insurance Supplies to Export Processing Zones (EPZs), diplomats, and governments
Certain fertilizers Some specific items like solar energy equipment, animal feed and equipment, and fishing nets
Airplanes and other aircraft (Consult KRA)

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How to calculate vat in Kenya?

how to calculate vat in kenya

Adding VAT in Kenya

In kenya vat calculation can be done as follow:

Gross = Amount / 100 * (100 + VAT Rate)

Step 1:

Select the standard vat rate i.e. 16%.

Step 2:

Divide the Amount by 100 and then multiply by the (100 + VAT rate); the result will be the gross amount, including the German VAT.

Step 3:

Now, the total vat rate can be calculated from gross amount as follow
Total VAT = Gross - Price

Example of VAT Addition

Let suppose you buy an Airpods on Ksh 29,000 and the Kenya standard vat rate is 16%, then the total cost including the vat would be:

Amount = Ksh 29,000
VAT Rate = 16%
Gross Amount = Amount / 100 * (100 + VAT rate)
Gross Amount = 29000/100 * (100 + 16)
Gross Amount = Ksh 33,640
Total VAT = Gross Amount - Amount
Total VAT = Ksh 33,640 - Ksh 29,000
Total VAT = Ksh 4,640

Therefore, the total price, including VAT (gross price) for the Airpod is Ksh 33,640.

Removing VAT in Kenya

To find out the price without vat, use the following formula

Net = (Amount / (100 + VAT Rate)) * 100

Step 1:

Kenya vat rate is 16%.

Step 2:

Divide the Amount by the (100 + VAT rate) and then multiply by 100; the result will give you a net amount that doesn’t include any VAT.

Step 3:

Calculate the total vat as is follow:
Total VAT = Amount - Net

Example of Germany Vat Removal

Let's consider you sell an Airpod for Ksh 26,000 and need to remove VAT from the selling price. With Kenya standard vat rate i.e. 16%, the selling price excluding VAT would be:

Amount = Ksh 26,000
VAT Rate = 16%
Net Amount = Amount/(100 + VAT Rate)* 100
Net Amount = 26,000/(100 + 16)* 100
Net Amount = Ksh 22413.79
Total VAT = Amount - Net Amount
Total VAT = Ksh 26,000 - Ksh 22413.79
Total VAT = Ksh 3586.21

So, the selling price of Airpod excluding VAT would be Ksh 22413.79.

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Eligibility Of Kenya Vat Registration

Any person supplying or who expects to provide taxable goods and services with a value of KES 5 Million or more in a year must register for VAT. If an individual has not yet reached the KES 5 million threshold, they may be eligible for voluntary registration under certain restrictions.

If you sell things or provide taxed services, and the total value of what you sell or provide is 5 Million Kenyan Shillings or more in a year, you must register for VAT. Even if you have yet to reach that amount, you can still choose to register voluntarily, but there might be some rules you have to follow.

Kenya VAT Number

Upon registration, individuals and businesses with a VAT obligation are assigned Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).

Every VAT-registered taxpayer must onboard eTIMS by signing up through the KRA official website and sending a service request. Alternatively, taxpayers can visit any KRA Tax office or eTIMS operation unit to seek help regarding the Kenya VAT number.


VAT Calculator Kenya offers a convenient solution for businesses and consumers. A user-friendly interface and precise functionality ensure accuracy and efficiency when adding or removing VAT.

Additionally, it clarifies the eligibility criteria for VAT registration, emphasizing the obligation for businesses with taxable goods and services. Through the use of the KRA VAT calculator and by meeting laws and regulations, taxpayers can navigate the VAT system reliably.


The ruling government in Kenya has proposed a 2% rise in the standard VAT rate from 16% to 18% for 2024-25 & 2026-27. The current rate stand at 16%.

The VAT rate on electricity is 16% in Kenya; whereas, solar power equipment is exempt from VAT.

Most education services are exempt from paying VAT in Kenya. This means that you do not have to pay VAT while paying for tuition fees or other education services.