All merchants, both individual and registered companies, are responsible to declare their earnings to the Kenya Revenue Authority as part of the monthly and annual fiscal responsibilities. Sky.Garden is a Software as a Service which means that as an online platform, we enable merchants to sell products via our web-shops from which Sky.Garden earns revenue via the mark-up of the merchant's prices.
As a result, Sky.Garden does not charge VAT to customers and as a result, this is not reflected in the customer order summaries. If a merchant is registered as a VAT vendor, it is important that their prices uploaded on the platform are inclusive of this so that they can file their taxes accordingly and customers can request for ETR slips post-purchase.
In case a merchant is not eligible to pay VAT then they need to ensure they declare their earnings on the platform transparently and accurately.Sky.Garden is compliant with all statutory practices and will readily declare merchant earnings with the Kenya Revenue Authority as and when needed. It is therefore imperative that all sellers comply on the same.