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PKF Kenya LLP quick guide on how to file your personal returns for the year 2019


2020-06-29

The statement “…give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar…” encapsulates the reality of taxation in one of the greatest empires the world has ever known - The Roman Empire. When we cast further back into our own rich African heritage, we cite the famous Aksumite Kingdom as well as the proud Ethiopian Dynasty. Administrations, governments and kingdoms that strived to secure the wellbeing of its people. In order to secure said wellbeing, these systems needed financing and monetary resources collected from the populace. Therefore, the birth of taxation. Taxes levied in these establishments of old were against land, homes, estate, slaves,
trade, animals, personal items and monetary wealth. We have since evolved. However, the granular fundamentals of taxation are strikingly similar.

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