Tax Principles Workshop

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January 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)

Tax Principles Workshop

Date: 25th-26th January 2018

Venue: Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi

TIME: 9am to 4pm

Theme: Taxation in a dynamic Economy


An efficient and effective tax system guided by relevant principles leads to an optimal tax system. ICPAK has organized a two-day workshop to provide a platform on which tax practitioners, consultants and academicians will interactively engage and discuss key principles relating to personal and business taxation and their application alongside related emerging issues in Kenya. The two-day workshop offers a forum for participants to keep abreast with the increasing complexity of taxes and emerging issues in taxation

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the essentials of taxation and also give an intensive study of the current tax laws and regulations governing individuals, corporations and businesses.


The aim of this workshop is to update the taxpayers’ knowledge on the tax principles in order for the tax payer (individual or company) to embrace compliance with the tax laws and pay the ‘right’ tax: By the end of the workshop delegates will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Appreciate the principles related to personal and business taxation
  • Understand the application of VAT principles in corporate transactions
  • Understand the principles of cross border transactions
  • Understand the emerging issues in taxation.

Discussion topics shall include:

  • Progressive vs Regression models
  • Taxation of Income vs Taxation of Capital- which of the two is economically sound?
  • Taxation of Digital economy
  • Inflation adjustment (indexation)
  • Principles of Transfer Pricing
  • A review of recent determinations of disputes by Tax Appeal Tribunal and emerging issues

Learning Outcomes

At the end of workshop, participants will:

  • Have an appreciation of the basic applications of the taxation laws;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various tax heads;
  • Have an appreciation of the importance of taxation in business decisions; and
  • Enhance ones’ foundation on tax matters with an aim to specialize in their respective areas of choice;
  • Update on emerging trends in taxation

1.0 About the Workshop

This is an ICPAK’s tax principles workshop

2.0 About Nairobi-The Events Venue.(City Information for International Delegates)

Nairobi is considered one of the most prominent cities in Africa, housing many multinational companies and organizations. It is a financial hub. It has very unique tourist attractions that you may want to enjoy after your training: These include: The Nairobi National Park, Animal Orphanage,  Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, The Uhuru Park, Nairobi Railway Museum, Jamia Mosque, Uhuru Gardens, Snake Park Nairobi, Jeevanjee Gardens, Oloolua Nature Trail, Ngong Forest, The Judiciary Museum, The Giraffe Center, Paradise Lost, Karura Forest, Africa’s Largest Slum – Kibera and the Maasai Market.

3.0 Continuous Professional Development Units (CPD Units)

Members of ICPAK and reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 14 CPD Units upon successfully attending all workshop sessions

4.0 Target Audience:

Tax partners & tax practitioners, Tax Accountants, Finance and non-finance officers involved in handling tax issues, KRA tax officers, Representatives of KAM, FKE, KEPSA, KEBS, COFEK, National Tax Payers’ Association

5.0 Financial Commitment

The workshop charges for The Tax Principles Workshop as follows:

  Category Early Bird Registration

Booked & Paid for before 12thJanuary 2018

Normal Registration

Booking & Payments or LPOs / LSOs received after 12th January 2018

Associate Members 9,950 10,950
Members 13,950 14,950
Non-Members 23,950 24,950
International Delegates USDs 340 USDs 350

Charges for The Tax Principles Workshop which cover workshop fees, materials, meals, meals and e-certificates of attendance

6.0 Workshop Travel and Accommodation Information (VERY IMPORTANT)

International and local delegates who will attend the event are advised to make their own preferred travel and accommodation arrangements to the event in advance- this is at delegates own cost

Delegates from other nationalities who want to attend are requested to check with their Kenyan Embassy/ High Commission for their travel requirements. We will assist with letters of invitation or any other confirmations that may be needed to facilitate issuance of VISAs

7.0 Special Needs

If you have special dietary or religious requirements, or should you need any particular assistance kindly refer to the event coordinator on

8.0 Dress Code

  • The workshop dress code is Business Formal/ Business Professional

9.0 Online Booking

We call on workshop participants to note that booking for the Tax Principles Workshop is available only online at and will close on the 24th January 2018 at 1700 hrs.  Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for events is mandatory.   This is available either online at  or on the ICPAK Live –  A smart phone based application that is available from google store.

10.0 National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement

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 (

 11.0 Sponsorship’s, Partnership Opportunities & Additional Information

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before potential targeted customers. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision-making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from item sponsorship’s, exhibitions, advertising and sub-event sponsorship within the major event

The workshop intends to attract over 100 participants drawn from both the public and private sectors presenting a rare chance for exhibitors and sponsors. Those interested in sponsoring the event can reach us through

Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 733 856 262/ 727 531006 or via email to or . We encourage members to regularly visit our website for updates.



January 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am
January 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Ksh 10,950
Full Member Cost
Ksh 14,950
Non Member Cost
Ksh 24,950
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