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Tax Practice

Our expertise in tax includes tax refunds, tax consulting, VAT, customs and excise, manufacturing tax, withholding tax, corporate tax, SEZs, income tax, private equity and investment fund tax issues, among others.

KO Associates Tax Practice provides timely, effective and innovative solutions on international, cross-border and domestic tax issues. We advise on a wide range of issues in tax that cut across different sectors such as Manufacturing, Investment; Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment and Dispute Resolution. Our expertise in tax includes tax refunds, tax consulting, VAT, customs and excise, manufacturing tax, withholding tax, corporate tax, SEZs, income tax, private equity and investment fund tax issues, among others.

Our specialist tax team is always aware of the significant increase in the number, complexity and size of tax audits, assessments, and disputes which can be costly in terms of cash, time and uncertainty. Our tax team therefore work with clients to navigate the legal and tax minefields associated with tax issues to protect businesses from adverse tax enforcement actions.

Our tax expertise include:

  • Tax Audit Management.
  • Tax Dispute Mitigation.
  • Review and Assessment of Commissioner’s Decisions.
  • Tax Dispute Resolution: Litigation and ADR
  • Tax Refunds.
  • Tax Consulting Solutions.
  • VAT Planning and Compliance.
  • Cross-Border and Regional Facilitation.
  • Tax Advisory: Mergers & Acquisitions, PE and other investment funds.
  • Personal Tax Advisory: Immigration and People Risk Assurance i.e. Employment and Personal
  • Tax Obligations.
  • Tax Legislation and Regulations.

In these areas of tax expertise, we offer the following services

Tax Dispute Resolution

  • Dispute Mitigation by identifying potential tax disputes
  • Develop supportable tax positions
  • Prepare and process tax appeals
  • Representation at Tax Appeal tribunals
  • Facilitate alternative Dispute Resolution process

Tax Audits Management

  • Respond to information requests from the revenue authority
  • Efficiently manage the audit process
  • Review support documentation
  • Negotiate settlements

Tax Consulting & Strategy

  • Tax Policy and Legal reform advocacy
  • Application for Tax refunds
  • Mergers & Acquisition Advisory
  • Applications for tax exemptions
  • Investment tax advisory
  • Tax compliance reviews/healthchecks
  • Tailored client training on direct and indirect taxes
  • Advice on Regional (EAC, COMESA, AFCTA) tax issues e.g rules of origin
  • Support with customs clearance

Tax Reporting

  • Preparation, review and filing of tax returns
  • Compliance Management and process services
  • Management of filing and payments of tax
  • iTax support
  • outsourced bookkeeping and accounting
  • preparation of financial statements
  • individual statutory and tax registrations
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