Our prestige car duty calculator calculates the car import duty for prestige cars when imported to Kenya. This duty calculator is using the 2019 Current Retail Selling Price (CRSP) in line with the KRA directive issued in Aug 2020. We have tailored the KRA 2019 CRSP to focus on the prestige cars most suited to our clients.

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How is car duty calculated in Kenya?


The Current Retail Selling Price (CRSP) of your vehicle is provided by the KRA. The KRA compares the CRSP value and the actual invoice value of the car and uses the higher of the two. Customs value is then calculated by applying the depreciation to the CRSP value. The excise duty, import duty, VAT and the IDF Fee are all calculated from the customs value.


This calculation is as follows:

KRA provide the current Retail Selling Price (CRSP) for your vehicle.

Customs Value is the CRSP value with depreciation applied.

Import Duty is 25% of the Customs Value.

Excise Duty is 20% of the Customs Value + Import Duty.

VAT is 16% of the Customs Value + Import Duty + Excise Duty.

IDF Fee 3.5% of the Customs Value.

RDL Fee is 2% of the Customs Value.



Kenya Prestige Car Duty Calculator


Select the car make, model, trim, fuel and age from the boxes below for the current Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) import duty evaluation. The calculator will provide the current KRA CRSP value from which it calculates the depreciation to give you the Customs Value. It then gives you the Import Duty, Excise Duty, VAT, IDF Fee, RDL, registration. Summarised as Total Taxes, MV Registration Fee and Duties Payable.


Enter Car Details to Calculate Duty:

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Please select fuel type and engine size as it affects the customs value and excise duty calculations.


These calculations are our best guide based on the information provided by the KRA. The KRA reserve the right to appraise each car’s value according to their professional opinion taking the invoice value, modifications and enhancements into account.



What Influences Car Import Duty?

Determining the value of the car does not reply on the CRSP alone. The CRSP value is compared to the invoice value for the vehicle and the higher value is used.

Depreciation applied is influenced by the age of the vehicle. When the level of depreciation is established it is applied to the value of the vehicle to determine the customs value.

*Excise duty is influenced by the engine size of the vehicle. If your engine size differs from the CRSP line, the KRA may adjust the duty payable accordingly.

The fuel (diesel, petrol, hybrid or electric) will affect the amount of excise duty.


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How is car duty calculated in Kenya?

The Current Retail Selling Price (CRSP) of your vehicle is provided by the KRA. The KRA compares the CRSP value and the actual invoice value of the car and uses the higher of the two. Customs value is then calculated by applying the depreciation to the CRSP value. From excise duty, import duty, VAT and the IDF Fee are all calculated from the customs value.

This calculation is as follows:

KRA provide the current Retail Selling Price (CRSP) for your vehicle.

Customs Value is the CRSP value with depreciation applied.

Import Duty is 25% of the Customs Value.

Excise Duty is 20% of the Customs Value + Import Duty.

VAT is 16% of the Customs Value + Import Duty + Excise Duty.

IDF Fee 3.5% of the Customs Value.

RDL Fee is 2% of the Customs Value.

For a more detailed explanation we have blog page explaining how to calculate car import duty correctly with examples and common problems explained.


What Influences Car Import Duty?

Determining the value of the car does not reply on the CRSP alone. The CRSP value is compared to the invoice value for the vehicle and the higher value is used.

Depreciation applied is influenced by the age of the vehicle. When the level of depreciation is established it is applied to the value of the vehicle to determine the customs value.

Excise duty is influenced by the engine size of the vehicle.

The fuel (diesel, petrol, hybrid or electric) will affect the amount of excise duty.

Which CRSP is this calculator using?

This duty calculator is using the current 2019 CRSP which was reinstated in August 2020 following a court ruling which halted the controversial 2020 CRSP. For details please referred to the Changes to Calculating Car Import Duties for Kenya page. Please note the KRA website is currently set to the 2020 CRSP and not the reinstated 2019 CRSP.

Why do other duty calculators give different values?

Calculating car import duty correctly requires a clear understanding of the calculation and for the online calculator to be correct. Our investigation into calculating car import duty correctly revealed that many online calculators are using incorrect information and calculations are not being applied correctly.


Why can’t I find my car in the Duty Calculator?

We have streamlined the KRA’s CRSP to provide the calculation for prestige cars. This is designed to simplify the very complex document for and focus on the cars which are most relevant to our clients.

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