PKF in Eastern Africa


Kenya Tax Alert Issue No.1 of 2020

27 Mar 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta rolled out various measures ‘to cushion every Kenyan from the shocks arising from COVID-19’, with the principle aim of providing certainty to both employees and employers. We have summarised the proposed measures from the President’s statement in this alert. We however expect more details about these measures, including effective dates to be included in a Bill and subsequently an Act of Parliament or through Gazette notices. We will issue a more detailed alert when this information is available.

PKF Kenya 2019 - 2020 Quick Tax Guide

15 Nov 2019

The PKF 2019 - 2020 Quick Tax Guide highlights the recent changes of the Finance Act 2019 assented by the President. 

Kenya Tax Alert Issue No. 5 of 2019

15 Nov 2019

Attached are the tax proposals in the Financial Act 2019 with the earliest having an effective date of 7 November 2019 and the rest becoming effective from 1 January 2020.

Rwanda Tax Alert

06 Nov 2019

The new Tax Procedures Law officially known as the Law No. 026/2019 of 18/09/2019 on Tax Procedures was published in the official gazette on 10 October 2019 and came into force on the same day. This new law repeals the previous Law No. 25/2005 of 04/12/2005 on Tax Procedures which had been in force since 2005.

Several amendments have been made and in this newsletter, we have highlighted some of the changes that we opine may have a fundamental impact on the way you do business in Rwanda in terms of tax procedures.

Kenya Tax Alert Issue No.4 of 2019

21 Aug 2019

There have been several changes in tax legislation and how the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is handling certain tax matters over the past couple of months. This tax alert gives an overview of these tax changes and developments.

PKF 2019 Budget Review

25 Jun 2019

We are pleased to attach the PKF Kenya Budget Review Analysis for the year 2019/2020. The document includes our commentary on the economy as well as the amendments proposed in the Finance Bill, 2019. The Finance Act, 2019 may bring in additional amendments and we will keep you updated on the same.

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Tanzania Journal – EFD Invoices and Credit Note Procedures

17 May 2019

This journal is an extension to our Feb 19 journal which had put the EFD under spotlight. In this journal we aim to address common questions a taxpayer faces during the process of issuing a tax invoice, claiming the same and mechanics for processing credit notes.

Kenya Tax Alert Issue No.3 of 2019

17 Apr 2019

This Tax Alert highlights the facts of the recent High Court ruling on the Double Taxation Agreement between Kenya and Mauritius and the recent developments with respect to Value Added Tax (“VAT”).

CoSec Alert Issue 2

11 Apr 2019

The corporate laws and operating environment affecting companies in Kenya are gradually changing as the Government and various stakeholders aim to ease doing business in the Country as well as minimize the related costs for setting up a business. We here below outline the various developments in this second issue.

Tanzania Statement of Accounts Journal

13 Mar 2019

This issue addresses the Statement of tax accounts and Addressing tax account variances

Tanzania Tax Journal-A Spotlight on EFD

13 Mar 2019

Tanzania has implemented an electronic fiscal device (EFD) system since 2010. Over the years we have come across taxpayers who have been penalized for improper or negligent use of their EFD.

Through this journal we shed some light on how to manage EFD effectively and we also guide you on how to check compliance boxes to avoid tax repercussions.

Tax Alert Issue No.2 of 2019

18 Feb 2019

Dividend Distribution Tax

With effect from 1 January 2019, The Finance Act, 2018 repealed Section 7A of the Income Tax Act, CAP 470 (ITA) on compensating tax and replaced it with a tax on dividends distributed out of untaxed gains or profits.

The Kenya Revenue Authority (“KRA”) has issued certain clarifications on the operation of the new changes which we highlight in the publication.

Lease Accounting Under IFRS 16

08 Feb 2019

In January 2016 the IASB abolished the need for classification of leases as either finance or operating (for lessees) which previously resulted in assets and obligations related to operating leases being left out of the balance sheet. Other than for short term leases and leases of low value assets, lessees will present all leased assets and obligations on the balance sheet with effect from 1 January 2019.

Tax Alert Issue No.1 of 2019

05 Feb 2019

The Finance Act, No. 10 of 2018 (The Act) which was assented on 21 September 2018 amended various tax laws as highlighted in our 2018 Budget Book and Tax Alert Issue No. 5 2018.
Whereas most of the amendments became effective on 1 July 2018, there are a number of amendments which became effective on 1 January 2019. This alert highlights amendments which became effective on 1 January 2019 and the recent developments with respect to Value Added Tax Auto Assessment (“VAA”) among other important developments.

Download the PKF Tax Alert Issue No. 1 of 2019 which elaborates the Amendments that were effective 1 January 2019

PKF iNews Dec 2018

19 Dec 2018

IFRS 9 and 15 are now a reality, the effective date is 1 January 2018 and if you are a 31 December 2018 IFRS reporter, your financial statements will need to comply with the requirements of these new standards. This brief edition of iNews seeks to remind all reporters of the key requirements of these new standards and their effect on the financial statements. If you have not already addressed these standards, we suggest that you engage your professional advisors immediately to discuss the impact and next steps.


PKF Kenya Quick Tax Guide 2018/2019

06 Dec 2018

The Tax Guide includes amendments up to and including the Finance Act 2018 and the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2018

PKF Tax Alert Issue No.6 2018

06 Nov 2018

Tax Alert Issue No.6 2018

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) recently introduced the VAT Auto Assessment (VAA) process, which is a system-based solution that aims at identifying unsupported and fictitious input VAT claims, thereby broadening the tax base and increase revenue collections

PKF Tax Alert Issue No.5 2018

27 Sep 2018

Tax alert Issue No.5 2018 highlights on The Finance Act, 2018 (Finance Act) that was assented by the President on 21 September 2018 following protracted disapproval by majority of members of the National Assembly. Whereas, the Act faced ‘majority opposition’, the members could not garner the required constitutional threshold to over-turn the President’s memorandum. Some sections of the Finance Act have been received with mixed reactions in many quarters. The proposed changes are likely to lead to an increase in pricing of basic commodities such as cost of transportation, food and electricity.

CoSec Alert Issue 1

30 Oct 2017

We wish to draw your attention to the recent notice issued by the Registrar of Companies with respect to digitization of filing of statutory returns at the Registry and issuance of the official search - CR12 with effect from 15 October 2017.