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Werksmans Attorneys

National Treasury sees the light regarding foreign employers

The latest feedback received from National Treasury regarding the proposal to require foreign employers to register for employees’ tax (Pay-As-You-Earn) has been significantly watered down but questions remain on the revised proposal.

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Kenya: The Medium-Term Revenue Strategy

The Ministry of National Treasury and Economic Planning (the National Treasury) has released the Medium–Term Revenue Strategy MTRS or the Strategy) for the financial years 2024/25 – 2026/27. The newly released MTRS is dubbed “An Approach for Enhancing Domestic Revenue.” T..

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Why companies need to properly document the loans they receive

Financing company operations often involves borrowing from commercial lenders, private lenders and even the company’s own shareholders. Whether or not formal documentation of the loan is done is determined by the company size, the loan size and tenure, whether the company..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

FIRS announces effective date for Finance Act 2023

In a recent update, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) officially communicated the revised effective date for the implementation of the Finance Act 2023 ( “the Act”). This update by the FIRS follows the deferment of the commencement of the Act by the Finance Act ..

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Venture Law

Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023

Following the presentation of the National Budget for Mauritius for the financial year 2023-2024, the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 was enacted on 20th July 2023 to translate some of the proposed measures into law. 

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Key Changes Under the Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2023 (Act 1094)

The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2023 (Act 1094) (the Income Tax Amendment) was enacted on 31 March 2023 and became effective on 3 April 2023, following presidential assent and its publication in the gazette. The purpose of this update is to highlight and comment on the ke..

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Immediate Taxpayer Considerations for July 2023 After Lifting of Finance Act, 2023 Suspension

>In June 2023, the Finance Act of 2023 (the Act) brought significant changes to Kenya’s taxation statutes. However, the Act faced a suspension due to a constitutional petition, causing uncertainty for taxpayers. A Court of Appeal ruling on 28 July 2023 has now lifted the ..
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FB Attorneys

A 360 Second Glimpse of the Finance Act

On 26 June 2023, the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania passed the Finance Bill, 2022. The said Bill was assented to by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 30 June 20..

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Oil and gas tankers: tax demand by the FIRS raises dust

The FIRS has recently issued letters to owners, and in some cases, charterers of oil tankers used to export crude oil and LNG from Nigeria in connection with back taxes from 2010-2019. It appears that the letters were directed mainly at tanker owners and charterers that d..

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