Category: Burundi

MoF signs two agreements on avoidance of double taxation, protection and promotion of investment with Burundi

ABU DHABI, 16th February, 2017 (WAM)–The Ministry of Finance, MoF, has signed two final agreements on the avoidance of double taxation and the protection and promotion of investment with Burundi. The agreements came as part of the Ministry’s strategy to expand its international relations and to protect and promote Emirati… – Continue reading

EAC fail to reach consensus on common tax rates

East African Community member states have failed to reach a deal on a common tax rate as the bloc’s smaller economies worry about significant revenue losses. The failure to harmonise value added tax, income tax and excise tax rates has left the regional bloc deliberating on how to harmonise legislation… – Continue reading

ATAF pushes for scrapping of double taxation

THE African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) has come up with a draft document on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion within the continent. The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), a member of ATAF, has said avoidance of taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion was with respect to taxes… – Continue reading

East Africa: New Reporting Code for Mncs Could Save Africa $35b

East African countries expect to collect more revenue under a new code drawn, by the world’s richest economies to stop foreign multinationals from dodging taxes in host countries. The new code — Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) — adopted by G20 at its meeting in Turkey two weeks ago,… – Continue reading

Secret Swiss accounts have their harshest impact on the world’s poorest economies

After a whistleblower leaked the details of secret Swiss accounts at global bank HSBC earlier this year, the strongest reaction came from advanced economies, where governments launched efforts to reclaim tax money hidden abroad. But a new analysis by the Financial Transparency Coalition and Christian Aid shows that the financial… – Continue reading

Kenya: Bold New Bilateral Agreements Cement U.S.-Kenya Ties

Kenya signed several pacts with the US during talks between US President Barack Obama and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, signalling a deepening of bilateral relations in trade and investment. Addressing a joint press conference, President Obama said discussions on the prospects of introducing direct flights between the two countries were… – Continue reading

Tax-base erosion cripples Africa

Multinationals play such a large role in many nations’ budgets that effective control is crucial. Business Tax-base erosion cripples Africa 24 Apr 2015 00:00 Lisa Steyn Multinationals play such a large role in many nations’ budgets that effective control is crucial. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says practices such as incorrect… – Continue reading

Kenya: KRA Wants Foreign Investors’ Tax Incentives Removed

Nairobi — The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) wants tax incentives offered to foreign investors withdrawn. The proposal to eliminate tax incentives and concessions offered to foreign investors is aimed at boosting revenue collection to accelerate national development. Speaking at the ongoing Biennial Ambassadors/High Commissioners conference in Kwale, KRA Commissioner General… – Continue reading