New Kenya Law Proposes Expansion of Digital Marketplace Tax Base

by Digital Brainiacs
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Back in 2013, the Value Added Tax Act was introduced. It is a piece of legislation that governs the taxation of goods and services in Kenya. The act established a value-added tax (VAT) system, which is a consumption tax that is levied on the value added to goods and services at each stage of production and distribution. In 2020, a digital/electronic component was introduced to the Act.

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The digital element of the law included specific regulations that apply to electronic, internet, and digital marketplace supplies. These regulations were introduced to address the challenges posed by the digital economy. They provided guidance on how to determine whether a supply is made over the internet or through a digital marketplace, as well as how to calculate the amount of VAT owed on such supplies.

Now, another change has been suggested in what is called VAT (Electronic,…

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