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Digital Services Tax - January 2021

Digital Services Tax - January 2021

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In 2019, the Government through the Finance Act, 2019 amended the Income Tax Act (ITA) to introduce a Digital Services Tax (DST) regime to tax certain supplies made through a digital marketplace. The ITA defines a digital marketplace as “a platform that enables direct interaction between buyers and sellers of goods and services through electronic means.”  

In December 2020, the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury issued final DST Regulations, 2020 (the Regulations) to guide the implementation of DST. DST is expected to take effect on 2 January 2021 with the first return and payment covering January 2021 due for submission to the Kenya Revenue Authority by 20 February 2021. The link below highlights our opinion on the DST regime.

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