Kenya Income Tax Rates and Personal Allowances in 2019

The Income tax rates and personal allowances in Kenya are updated annually with new tax tables published for Resident and Non-resident taxpayers. The Tax tables below include the tax rates, thresholds and allowances included in the Kenya Tax Calculator 2019.

Kenya Residents Income Tax Tables in 2019: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ to $147,580.00
15%Income from $147,580.01 to $286,623.00
20%Income from $286,623.01 to $425,666.00
25%Income from $425,666.01 to $564,709.00
30%Income from $564,709.01 and above
Kenya Non-Residents Income Tax Tables in 2019: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ to $147,580.00
15%Income from $147,580.01 to $286,623.00
20%Income from $286,623.01 to $425,666.00
25%Income from $425,666.01 to $564,709.00
30%Income from $564,709.01 and above

Income Tax in Kenya in 2019

Taxes, including personal income tax, expenses and limitations are reviewed by the Government in Kenya periodically and typically updated each year. Not that not all tax rates and thresholds in Kenya change annually, alterations to tax policy to support strategic economic growth in Kenya mean that the certain areas may be focused on to provide specific tax relief in Kenya or support growth in certain areas (overseas invstment in Kenya for example may mean reduced non-resident income tax rates in Kenya for a period).

When tax policy in Kenya changes, the resultant tax tables also change. Tax tables in Kenya are simply a list of the relevent tax rates, fixed amounts and / or threholds used in the computation of tax in Kenya, the Kenya tax tables also include specific notes and guidance on the validity of scenarios (for example, qualifying criterea for specific tax relief / allowances) and notes of the calculation of phaseout of specific tax elements within each taxation group (dividends and corporation tax thresholds in Kenya for example).

Kenya Tax Tables may also be referred to as Kenya Tax Slabs, Kenya personal allowances and tax thresholds or Kenya business tax rates. They all refer to the tax tables, whether in whole or as specific sections/categories of the tax tables therein. In the section, we publish all 2019 tax rates and thresholds used within the 2019 Kenya Salary Calculator. This means that if you are aware of a 2019 tax exemption or 2019 tax allowance in Kenya that you are entitled too BUT it isn't listed here, that we don't allow for it in this version of the Kenya Salary Calculator. This is simply because we updated our tax calculators based on user feedback, we tailor the Kenya Salary Calculator to suit our users needs. Our aim is to keep tax calculations in Kenya simple, we achieve this my making the Kenya tax calculators relevent to our community's needs, this includes you. So, if you would like a new 2019 tax rates, allowance or threshold adding (or perhaps updating), or if you notice an error in our 2019 tax calculations, simply contact us and we will adjust the tool.

Choose a specific income tax year to see the Kenya income tax rates and personal allowances used in the associated income tax calculator for the same tax year.