Relief for employees as court suspend housing levy fund tax
SEE ALSO :Kenyans react to housing levy deductionsShe directed that the suit be consolidated with a similar one filed by Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) to avoid a scenario of two different decisions arising from one cause of action. The Government, through the Housing ministry and the Kenya Revenue Authority on Tuesday issued a notice to employers to start deducting 1.5 per cent of their employees’ salary which they should match with similar percentage and remit it to the Housing Levy Fund by May 9. Cofek’s Secretary General Stephen Mutoro (pictured) in his affidavit to support the application, said the fund is discriminatory to those who already own houses who will see their hard-earned salary being deducted to support what they will not benefit from.
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