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Kenya Proposes VAT Reforms

Kenya Proposes VAT Reforms

Kenya has proposed significant reforms to its current VAT law in order to simplify compliance and increase revenues. According to the Treasury, the current compliance rate stands at about 55 per cent due to distortion and tax leakages caused by exemptions and zero rating. “When the proposed Bill becomes law, we hope to achieve 80 … Read More

Vietnam Extends VAT Exemptions to Financial Services

Vietnam Extends VAT Exemptions to Financial Services

Vietnam has issued a new directive effective March 1, 2012 which expands the definition of VAT exempt supplies to include a number of financial services transactions including foreign exchange trading, the management of securities investment companies, and debt factoring (including the sale of debts). The Directive is available at: http://thuvienphapluat.vn/archive/Nghi-dinh/Nghi-dinh-121-2011-ND-CP-sua-doi-Nghi-dinh-123-2008-ND-CP-huong-dan-Luat-Thue-vb133470t11.aspxRead More