Jilna Shah
Tax Director

Office : Nairobi
Service : Tax Services

Jilna has over 13 years of experience in tax and auditing services having handled clients in the manufacturing, trading, hospitality, agriculture and banking and insurance sectors. She has been working in the accountancy profession since 2006.

She is an associate member of Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK (CTA). She is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

She has experience in working in Kenya and United Kingdom. Prior to joining RSM, she was working at a firm in Central London as an audit and tax senior for 10 years.


Invalidation of the Value Added Tax Regulations, 2017 by the High court

24 February 2022
The High Court of Kenya recently delivered its; Judgement that has now given clarity on the considerations of an export of service through the determination of the Tax Appeal No E84 of 2020: Commissioner of Domestic Taxes v W. E. C. Lines (K) Limited. The Ruling of the Court upheld the respondent’s position that agency services provided by a K...

Input VAT Apportionment

8 April 2021
The Essential Guide to Partial Exemption rules for VAT A VAT registered business falls within the scope of partial exemption when it has supplies of both a taxable and an exempt nature. Output VAT cannot be charged on an exempt supply and equally any input VAT incurred directly in making the exempt supply, generally, cannot be recovered. Regi...

Application of Corporation Tax Rates for 2020 and 2021

12 February 2021
Introduction of corporation tax rates changes The Tax Laws Amendment Act 2020 published on 25th April 2020 introduced a reduced corporate tax rate of 25% effective from 25th April 2020. The Tax Laws Amendment Act (No.2) 2020 reverted the corporation tax rate to the old rate of 30% effective from 1st January 2021. Following clarification by Ke...