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Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution

We build relationships with our clients and strive to understand their businesses.

Overview

We are a leading tax dispute resolution practice in Kenya with a diverse team of specialists comprising of both lawyers and tax advisors.

We build relationships with our clients and strive to understand their businesses. PwC being a global entity, we leverage on our networks to develop the best possible tax strategy for our clients to ensure that they do not suffer tax liabilities that they are not legally bound to incur.

Our team is able to support clients with their interaction with the Kenya Revenue Authority from strategy through to resolution. Some of our team members have worked for the tax authority and therefore have a deep understanding of tax administration.

The increasing complexity and regular amendments in tax legislation means that a taxpayer needs a team that keeps abreast with the latest tax changes, and is well prepared to provide clarity and a level of understanding that is required for effective tax dispute resolution.

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Our Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution services cover the following areas:

1. Tax dispute resolution services: 

i) Objection to tax assessments

We assist our clients in:

  • Interpreting tax legislation in order to advise and inform the client on whether to object to a tax assessment or to concede;
  • Exercising their legal right to object to tax assessments within the statutory timelines; and
  • Resolving the dispute during the objection phase before revenue authority issues their objection decision.

ii) Tax Appeals Tribunal

We assist our clients in:

  • Drafting and lodging appeal pleadings to the Tax Appeals Tribunal with the statutory timelines;
  • Provision or support in identification of expert witnesses at the Tax Appeals Tribunal; and
  • Through representation at the Tax Appeals Tribunal.

iii) Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • We assist our clients in resolving disputes through ADR mechanisms where appropriate.

iv)  Technical support at the Courts

We assist our clients in:

  • Providing High Court/Court of Appeal/Supreme Court tax technical support to our  Client’s Advocates. This also includes provision or support in identification of expert witnesses.
Tax dispute prevention services

2. Tax dispute prevention services:

  • We identify incidences of tax non-compliance that could expose the organization to potential tax dispute and provide opinions and training on tax dispute management and resolution;
  • We assist our clients in responding to the revenue authority’s preliminary tax audit findings; and
  • We advise the client provides the necessary evidence required by the tax authority to demonstrate that the client has paid taxes correctly.

 

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Edna Gitachu

Edna Gitachu

Senior Manager - Tax Consulting and Solutions, PwC Kenya

Tel: +254 (20) 285 5429

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