• Patch release | Sage VIP Classic and Premier 6.2a – Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya changes

    A new patch files for Release 6.2a is now available on the Sage Portal. Patch 5 Included in this patch file: Zimbabwe Tax File - Tax rule changes and new PAYE return report (ZiG currency) Kenya: Changes to Citibank DFT Bank File Items resolved…
  • Kenya: Affordable Housing Levy Contributions Resume effective 19 March 2024

    The president of Kenya on 19 March 2024, signed into law the Affordable Housing Act 2004 (The Act). The Act is effective 19 March 2024 and reintroduces the Affordable Housing Levy (AHL) which was suspended in January 2024 due to being deemed unconstitutional…
  • Patch release | Sage VIP Classic and Premier 6.2a - DRC, Kenya, OID and IRP5 reports

    New Patch files for Release 6.2a are now available on the Sage Portal . Patch 1 These patch files is currently included in the software installer available on the Sage Portal, and only needs to be installed if you downloaded the software before…
  • Kenya - National Security Fund (NSSF) Contributions Limits increase effective 1 February 2024

    The NSSF contribution limits have been increased, effective February 2024 . Below is a summary of the changes: Tier I contributions: The pensionable earnings cap has been raised from KSh6,000 to KSh7,000. The maximum contribution increases…
  • UPDATED | Kenya: Post Retirement Medical Fund Relief effective 1 January 2024 - not to be implemented by Employers

    Updated post 23/01/2024 The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has advised that the post-retirement medical fund relief cannot be granted on the payroll by the employer because the employee has left their job and stopped working. Sage will not be implementing…
  • Support Newsflash August 2023

    Click here to view the August 2023 newsflash. What if I did not receive my newsflash via email? You can log into the Sage Portal to confirm that your email address is correct Click here to submit your details to Sage Customer Support, and we will…
  • Kenya: Clarification on Affordable Housing Levy calculation - "Gross monthly salary"

    The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has issued a Public Notice on the calculation of the Affordable Housing Levy (AHL) on 15 August 2023. For more details go to https://www.kra.go.ke/news-center/public-notices/1979-affordable-housing-levy-ahl The KRA…
  • Kenya: New Tax File available for download on Release 6.0b - changes effective July 2023

    The new tax file for Kenya which is effective from 1 July 2023, is now available on the Sage Portal . Take note, that you must review and complete the preparation steps before installing the tax files, as the tax changes are effective from 1 July 2023…
  • Important notice: Kenya Tax Tables effective 1 July to 31 December 2023 - Preparation for tax file release

    The Kenyan Court of Appeal has overturned judgments that had prevented the Finance Act from going into effect from July 2023, and the tax changes for Kenya is effective 1 July 2023. Kenya: New Tax Tables effective 1 July 2023 - Suspended Kenya:…
  • Kenya: Tax table changes effective 1 July 2023 - Judgment overturned

    On 10 July, details were posted on the tax changes for Kenya effective 1 July 2023. Click here to view the original post on Sage City. The tax changes were suspended by the High Court of Kenya, however the Kenyan Court of Appeal has overturned judgments…
  • Updated: Release 6.0c - Kenya: New Tax Tables effective 1 July 2023 (suspended)

    Updated Post 12 July 2023 @ 14:30pm We have just received the following information from our Compliance Team with regard to the Kenya Tax table changes: The tax changes introduced in the Finance Act No.4 of 2023 are suspended by the High Court of…
  • Patch Released | Sage VIP Classic and Premier Release 6.0b - Africa Reports: Lesotho and Kenya changes

    A patch file has been released for Sage VIP Classic and Sage VIP Premier Release 6.0b and is available on the Sage Portal . The patch file includes: Lesotho: Updated P16(B) & P16(b)-1 Annual Tax Reconciliation reports Updated PAYE Tax Return…
  • Product Update | Release 6.0b for Sage VIP Classic and Sage VIP Premier is now available

    Release 6.0b for Sage VIP Classic and Sage VIP Premier is now available for download from the Sage Portal . This is a mandatory update for Ghana users, and optional for all other users. Click here to download the Release Notes for Release 6.0b. …
  • Kenya: Implementation of the new NSSF Act No. 45 of 2013

    Following the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the NSSF Act No. 45 of 2013, the NSSF requires all employers to comply with the law with immediate effect. The rates to be implemented are per the 1 st year of the Third Schedule of the NSSF Act No. 45…
  • Support Newsflash for November 2022

    Click here to view the November 2022 newsflash. Not receiving your monthly newsflash via email? Click here to submit your details to Sage Customer Support, and we will add your to our list! Be sure to update your communication preferences with…
  • Reports update: Africa Reports for Sage VIP Premier on Release 5.9a (November 2022) for Kenya and Zambia

    New report files are now available on the Sage Portal and Software Downloads for the following Africa tax countries: Country Report Description Kenya New iTax PAYE Online – New P10 Change in the reporting frequency of the Industrial…
  • Kenya: NITA Levy monthly contribution - iTAX P10 return change

    Effective October 2022, the Industrial Training Levy should be processed and paid by employers to the Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) on a monthly basis, by the 5th day of the month after the levy is due. Previously, the Industrial Training Levy contributions…
  • Kenya: P10 PAYE Monthly Return - Change in NITA Levy (CSV file format)

    We are aware that there is a change in the Kenya P10 PAYE Monthly Return, where the CSV file layout (version 26.0.2) has been updated with the following changes: Column 1 for NITA Member Number has been deleted. NITA Member Name column description…
  • Africa Reports for Sage VIP Premier on Release 5.8a (June 2022) for Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe

    New report files are now available for the following Africa tax countries: Eswatini Swaziland ENPF report (Version 2022) Kenya : Stanbic nBol bank file Malawi : Fringe Benefit report P16 report PAYE report Tevet Levy…
  • Africa Reports for Premier and Classic: R5.6b (June 2021)

    New report files have become available for Non-RSA payroll users. Africa reports release containing the following changes: Kenya P9A P9B Tax Certificates Namibia EAs6 OID Namibia ETX Report Namibia SSS Report Zambia NHI Report Changes …
  • Release 5.5b is now available on the Sage Portal for Sage 200c VIP

    Release 5.5b for Sage 200c VIP is now available for download from the Sage Portal Release 5.5b is only mandatory for Ghana payrolls. It is also strongly recommended that Lesotho users load the update by February. All other tax countries may choose…
  • AFRICA: Tax Tables 2021 - Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe Tax changes

    Tax tables for Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe are now available on the downloads page. Before installing the software, take note of the following: Your payroll software must be on Release 5.5a which is available on the customer zone. Click…
  • Kenya: Changes to the NITA Levy - 2021

    Click here to access the Public Notice by The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) which informs the public that a unified payroll return (UPR) has been developed for joint declaration and payment of Pay…
  • Kenya: Tax changes – 2021

    Click here for the Tax Laws Amendment Act, No. 22 of 2020 which introduces some changes which affect the tax on employment income. Monthly Tax tables for 2021 tax year From (KShs) To (KShs) Rate 0,00 24 000,00…
  • Release 5.5a is now available on the Sage Portal for Sage Classic and Sage Premier!

    Release 5.5a for Sage Classic and Sage Premier is now available for download from the Sage Portal This is a mandatory update for all users. Click here to access the Sage Portal to download the latest software. Note sure how to download the update…