What is the Personal Tax Relief?

This is the net amount that is deducted from the total PAYE tax on the employee’s monthly income. It is deducted from the employee’s tax obligation and added to his/her take home page. It is one of the key tools of the progressive taxation system used in income distribution.

A resident individual with taxable income is entitled to a personal relief of KSh 1,162 per month or KSh 13,944 per year in the year ending 31st December, 2016. The new personal tax relief amount for the year 2017 going forward is KSh1,280 per month or Sh15,360 per year.