Constantly changing aspects of any financial structure or plan require that every organization must constantly re-evaluate its tax structure and exposure. The growing complexity of the tax regime makes it difficult for any organization to keep abreast of all the changes. Our dedicated tax team has the knowledge and experience to deliver integrated and effective tax solutions.

The Impact of the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 Ratification to the Digital Credit Lenders

10 January 2022
On 7th December 2021, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta ratified various Bills and among them was the the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2021, now the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021 (CBK Act, 2021). The impact of the enactment of the Amendment Act is discussed in detail below:

Clarity on payment of Digital Service Tax following The Finance Act, 2021

10 August 2021
Prior to the enactment of the Finance Act 2021, Digital Service Tax (“DST”) was payable by both resident and non-resident suppliers of digital services and providers of a digital marketplace.

Commencement of VAT (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations

27 July 2021
In a bid to seal leakages in tax collection, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning issued Legal Notice No. 189 dated 25th September 2020 on regulations of electronic tax registers.

Input VAT Apportionment

8 April 2021
The Essential Guide to Partial Exemption rules for VAT

RSM Eastern Africa Tax Guide 2020-21

18 March 2021
Download Here: RSM Eastern Africa Tax Guide 2020-21  

Application of Corporation Tax Rates for 2020 and 2021

12 February 2021
Introduction of corporation tax rates changes

The Digital Service Tax Overview

6 February 2021
Digital Service Tax (“DST”) was introduced in Kenya through the Finance Act, 2019 and enacted through the Finance Act, 2020 with an effective date of 1st January 2021. It was introduced to both the Income Tax Act (“ITA”) and the Value Added Tax Act (“VAT Act”).


11 January 2021
Effective Date On 23rd December 2020, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Tax Laws Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2020 which was passed by the members of the National Assembly on 22nd December 2020.


15 December 2020
Effective Date On 28th September 2020, during the COVID -19 conference, the President engaged the National Treasury to review the tax rates that were enacted in April 2020, whose principle objective was to act as a relief to the public in response to the negative effects caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

RSM Tax Update Webinar - Presentation Slides

9 July 2020
1. How to take advantage of the Voluntary Tax Disclosure Programme 2. Tax challenges arising from the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Finance Act, 2020 and how to tackle the implementation challenges 3. Overview of the implications arising from recent Tax Rulings


27 April 2020
The Tax Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 was assented to on 25th April 2020. All the changes below become effective on 25th April 2020. For ease of reference, additional changes in the Act, which were not proposed in the Bill have been bolded for ease of reference.  


6 April 2020
INCOME TAX ACT A raft of changes have been proposed by The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The changes will become effective once the Bill has been signed into law by the President.

Tax Filing in Uncertain Times

24 March 2020
Tax Filing in Uncertain Times Introduction The outbreak of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has led to a significant impact to various economies across the globe, and the rapid transmission of the virus has resulted to governments taking drastic measures in order to reduce its transmission.

RSM Eastern Africa Tax Mobile Application

17 February 2020
At RSM, we are passionate about making corporate Eastern Africa more transparent and dynamic. We believe the future belongs to those businesses that employ good corporate governance and embrace exponential technologies that will shape business solutions.

Auto Assessment Order

27 November 2019
Auto assessment order Reference is made to the above subject matter where KRA has erroneously issued auto assessment orders on 2018 VAT obligation.

Kenya Finance Act, 2019

13 November 2019

Tax update: Withholding tax, Mauritius DTA and VAA

11 April 2019
Withholding tax payment on accrual of expenses The Court of Appeal in its judgement of 15th February 2019 in the case Kenya Revenue Authority v Republic (Ex-parte Fintel Limited), ruled on the issue of the tax point of withholding tax.

Kenyan Tax Amnesty FAQs - updated February 2019

18 February 2019
1) What is the legal basis of the amnesty?

RSM Doing Business in Kenya Book

19 June 2018
RSM Doing Business in Kenya  

RSM Kenya Budget Seminar Presentation

19 June 2018
RSM Kenya Budget Seminar Presentation contains slides of the presentation held in June 2018 for the budget and includes the economic performance in 2017, the budget highlights, changes in direct and indirect taxes, customs and other miscellaneous amendments. 

RSM Kenya Budget Highlights 2018/2019

19 June 2018
Kenya budget highlights 2018-2019 includes the economic performance in 2017, the budget highlights, changes in direct and indirect taxes, customs and other miscellaneous amendments. 

WHT on Training Fees

16 May 2018
Withholding tax on training fees

WHT on Rental Income

8 February 2017
WITHHOLDING TAX ON RENTAL INCOME Rental Payments to a Resident Landlord

Tax Rebates for Graduates

12 January 2017
TAX REBATES ON EMPLOYING GRADUATE APPRENTICES What are the requirements for claiming tax rebates on recruitment of graduate apprentices?

UK Residential Properties Tax

5 January 2017
TAXATION ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN UK Some significant changes in the taxation of residential properties in the United Kingdom (UK) which will become effective April 2017.

RSM Tax Guide 2016/2017

14 June 2016
Click below for the tax guide:- RSM Tax Guide Refer to our caveat here