Workers win big with less tax, cheaper food

Legislators scrapped proposed taxes levied on basic commodities such as bread and milk. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Traders operating small and mid-sized businesses will now be paying one per cent in turnover tax on their sales, down from the three per cent rate introduced in January.
  • Minority Leader John Mbadi said there was no way they would have allowed basic commodities to be taxed more.

The cost of bread, milk, medical products and agricultural pest control products will not increase after Parliament overturned Treasury's proposals that would have seen some prices of basic commodities attract taxes.

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