Income Tax & Indirect Taxes Seminar (Mandatory Training) - Recording

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April 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

| Ksh 10000

(Established under the Accountants Act, Laws of Kenya)
Virtual Income Tax and Indirect Taxes Seminar
Theme: Enhancing tax compliance in the uncertain environment
This is one of the mandatory trainings for practicing certificate consideration.
21st – 22nd April 2021
Time: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Venue: Online


The increased reliance on indirect taxes compared to the use of income taxes has played a key role in tax reforms put in place by many governments. In Kenya, we have witnessed the overhaul of the Value Added Tax in 2013, the introduction of Excise Act, 2015 and the ongoing processes of overhauling the current Income Tax Act. All these efforts are aimed at widening the tax base as well as promoting tax compliance. The reforms are further aimed at aligning domestic tax regimes with international tax practice where possible.
While taking into consideration the changes in business models, the governments often makes amendments to the existing tax legislations. The rapid growth in the digital economy has triggered many changes in the taxation regime globally. For example, in Kenya, we have witnessed introduction of digital service tax and Value Added Tax on digital services.
The seminar seeks to respond to and provide ways of tax planning on aspects of income taxes and indirect taxes through a detailed analysis of the existing legislations while leveraging on relevant case laws and studies. Specifically, the seminar will cover the following tax areas:

  1. Introduction to Income and indirect tax
    • Introduction to income taxes and indirect taxes
    • What is the difference between income and indirect tax
    • Regressive or progressive?
    • Success in the use of income taxes and indirect taxes in Kenya
  2. VAT and emerging issues
    • A brief history of VAT and VAT Act 2013 in Kenya
    • How VAT works
    • Pros and Cons of VAT
    • Determination of VAT and compliance requirements
    • Value Added Tax Automated Assessments (VAA)
  3. Customs and international trade
    • Introduction to customs and EACCMA
    • Custom documentation and procedure requirements (compliance requirements).
    • Customs management in the wake of Africa Continental free trade area and other emerging issues
  4. Excise tax “sin tax” and emerging issues
    • Introduction and history to excise tax – is excise tax a “sin tax”?
    • Provisions of Excise Act
    • Emerging issues on excise tax
  5. Corporate income tax and the current developments
    • Introduction & history to income tax in Kenya
    • Charge tax – forms of income subjected to corporate income tax
    • Taxable income vs Gross income (turnover)
    • Deductible and non deductible expenses
    • Thin capitalization
    • Digital service tax
  6. Withholding tax developments
    • Understanding withholding taxes and income tax Act
    • Compliance requirement for withholding tax
    • Withholding tax and Double tax agreements
    • Pros and cons of withholding tax
  7. Personal and expatriates tax
    • Introduction and history of personal taxes
    • Taxation of cash and non-cash benefits
    • Taxation of terminal dues
    • Statutory deductions and tax planning
  1. Panel discussion – why are most government shifting from reliance on income tax to use indirect taxes. Is corporate Income tax a bad tax? Could this inform the introduction of minimum tax and more reliance on indirect taxes?

Members of ICPAK and those from reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 10 Structured CPD Units upon successful completion of the Webinar.

The Webinar charges are Kshs. 10,000. Charges will cater for online video access fees, learning materials, and e-certificates of attendance

Private and Public Sector Accountants, Chief Finance Officers, Finance Directors and Managers, Tax Experts, Transaction Advisors, Engagement Partners and Key Audit staff, Banking, Extractive and SMEs sector accountants, Auditors, Practitioners, Tax Practitioners, Professionals working in County Governments and private sectors, Academia, employees of the NPO Sector

Registration: Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for webinar is mandatory on Booking. We call on Seminar participants to note that booking for is available only online at and will close two hours before the training session. Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for training sessions is mandatory.

The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (

Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 719 074 000, (+254) 733 856262 or via email to Emma Ayalo at; with a copy to

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April 21 @ 8:00 am
July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Ksh 10000
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Public and Private Sector
CPD Hours
Associates Member Cost
Ksh 10,000
Full Member Cost
Ksh 10,000
Non Member Cost
Ksh 10,000
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