Daily Nation News: Kenya charity agencies given tax relief

Money donated to charity organisations will be exempted from tax as the Kenya Treasury seeks innovative ways to reduce hunger and human suffering in the wake of prolonged drought.

Humanitarian organisations meeting under the East African Association of Grant-makers have asked well-wishers to take advantage of the waiver to help communities facing starvation.

The association’s chief executive, Mrs Lucy Githaiga, on Wednesday said the food deficit and drought highlighted in the press called for concerted efforts to support the government’s emergency programme.

Organisations that are members of the association include the Aga Khan Foundation, the Rattansi Educational Trust, the Kabaka Foundation and Kilimo Trust.

All of them are worried about the high rate of children dropping out of school due to hunger — an issue the Daily Nation raised on Tuesday.

Under the Income Tax Act for Charitable Organisations (2007), the Finance minister can approve any project that helps in reducing poverty or suffering or that helps develop education in the country for the tax waiver.

http://www.nation.co.ke

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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