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Notification of Conversion – A Shift From ‘Land Reference Numbers’ To “Parcel Numbers”

For foreigners who wish to visit Kenya for various reasons either business visits, family visits or tourist vists they can now apply for their visas (Evisa) online. The Evisa must be applied for and approved prior coming into Kenya. The application procedure is detailed below....

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Tax changes introduced through the Tax Laws (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2020 effective from 1 January 2021

In the wake of increased cases of the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19), we hope you are well. Effective 1st January 2021, there are various changes in tax rates which were introduced through the Tax Laws (Amendment) No. 2 Act of 2020 that was assented to by the President on 23rd December, 2020 and published on 24th December 2020. ...

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The Data Protection Act: A Series

The Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019 (the DPA) was enacted into law on 11 November 2019 through Gazette Supplement Number 181. The provisions of the DPA gives life to Article 31 (c) and (d) of the Constitution of Kenya which guarantees the right to privacy including the right of a person not to have information relating to their family or private affairs unnecessarily required or revealed and the right not to have the privacy of their communications infringed....

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Requirements for Claiming Input Vat

Copyright is an (intellectual) property right conferred to Works such as musical, literary, artistic, sound recordings, broadcasts, audiovisual and photographic creations inter alia. A Work is eligible for copyright protection if it is original to the creator, reduced into material/fixed form and the author must be a qualified person....

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Court Rules on Non-Payment of Capital Gains Tax by Chargee Exercising Statutory Power of Sale

The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax chargeable on the whole of a gain which accrues to a company or an individual on or after 1st January, 2015 on the transfer of property situated in Kenya, whether or not the property was acquired before 1st January 2015. ...

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