ALL BOM TEACHERS WILL HAVE TO PAY A 1.5% HOUSING LEVY THAT GOES BACK TO JULY
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will pursue legal action against a school’s principal or headmaster if they fail to transfer 1.5% of the monthly gross pay of their Board of Management (BOM) teachers and support staff to the Housing fund.
The Kentucky Revenue Authority (KRA) has issued guidelines to the administrators of elementary and secondary schools ordering them to impose a monthly housing tax of 1.5% on the gross salary of all teaching and support staff members.
KRA will withhold a portion of the salaries of those individuals who have not paid the charge between the months of July and October.
According to the notices that were delivered to the heads of secondary schools in particular counties, beginning on July 1, 2023, a charge equal to 1.5% of the gross income of BOM employees and employers will be withheld.
Since the adoption of the Finance Act, it has become mandatory for all employees to contribute 1.5% of their gross salaries into the housing fund, with their employers also contributing the same amount.
It is possible that other members of the school staff, such as Watchmen, Cooks, Librarians, and Bursars, will be asked to assist TSC instructors in the case that there is a lack of teachers.
The authority has issued a warning to school administrators that there will be penalties for them if they fail to collect and send the housing tax payments from their staff.
Adjustments are expected to be made for affected employees when classes resume in January as a result of this condition, particularly for those staff who are hired on a casual basis and do not receive payslips.