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People can’t believe helicopters are imported into Kenya tax free

Kenyans on Twitter were ungovernable following revelation that all helicopters imported into the country are not taxed.

The Value Added Tax Act of 2014 exempts taxes on “Helicopters of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg” and “Helicopters of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg”.

The unladen weight of any aircraft is the weight when it is not carrying any passengers, goods or other items.

It includes the body and all parts normally used with the aircraft when it is used.

Essentially, by exempting from taxes helicopters “not exceeding” and those “exceeding” 2,000kg, makes all helicopters tax exempt.

According to The Star newspaper, at least 59 newly imported helicopters have been issued with operating licenses by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority over the last two years alone.

The revelation was made by Vinie O

Then things went downhill

Nobody could comprehend

Then the comparisons

Then the blame game

People could still not believe it