Tax Services

For any business, operating within multiple markets – each with its own complex tax rules – can prove a real headache. When you partner with RSM Kenya, you will benefit from professional, well-informed tax services which could prove priceless to your organization. 

We aim to provide personalized tax solutions that are tailored to the needs of your enterprise. RSM Kenya is part of a global network that operates across 200 different jurisdictions. Such a presence allows us to collaborate with experts from around the world to ensure the information we provide you with is accurate, focused, and geared towards efficient solutions.  

The growing complexity of tax regulations makes it difficult for any organization to keep on top of the regular shifts in the landscape. Fortunately, RSM Kenya can ease your concerns with our specialist tax services so you can avoid any potential tax litigation. 

What do RSM Kenya’s tax solutions cover?  

With an array of experts across our global team, we are in a privileged position from which we can support just about any tax-related matter. Here are the main areas we cover: 

Corporate tax services  

Tax is unavoidable for any business and if it is not paid then it may attract penalties which can be extremely damaging to the financial and reputational wellbeing of your organization.  

With our tax solutions, we take a holistic approach to understanding your business and its challenges, which allows us to build a service that is tailored to your needs. 

Avoid any risk by receiving bespoke corporate tax solutions that cover: 

International tax services  

Our services extend across borders, which we know can pose challenges of their own. You must adhere to the various regulations in each of the countries you trade in, which is where RSM Kenya’s international tax compliance services can help you. 

Taking your business around the globe should be rewarding, so don’t let tax disputes stand in the way of your success. 

Personal tax 

We are also proud to provide personal tax advice and solutions. Furthermore, our services extend to employers who require personal tax services to support them with reporting and accuracy of salary reductions.  

Benefit from efficient tax solutions with RSM Kenya 

We’re ready with a team that will get to know your organization inside and out to solve any tax-related challenges you may be experiencing. If you think RSM Kenya’s specialized tax services are what your business requires then get in touch with us today or make an appointment at one of our offices to find out more.  

Presentation Slides - RSM Hybrid Seminar on Managing Transfer Pricing Risks | Tuesday 29th March 2022

29 March 2022
Download HERE - Presentation on Managing Transfer Pricing Risks

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 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”).

THE TAX LAWS (AMENDMENT) (No.2) ACT, 2020

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.

THE TAX LAWS (AMENDMENT) (No.2) BILL, 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.

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