Tax services in East Africa.

From filing monthly returns to the annual income tax return and transfer pricing obligations, our team will proficiently manage the whole process. If your company is subject to a tax audit, we can help ensure that there is minimal disruption to your business.

How OCL can help you stay compliant & optimise your taxes.

Tax regimes in countries across East Africa are rapidly evolving as the economies grow and become more sophisticated. Coupled with the emergence of global regulations that have extraterritorial reach like the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) programs, the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations and the EU substance rules, it has never been a more important time to have an OCL Business Associates tax professional look after the tax administration of your business.

When setting up a business in a foreign jurisdiction, it is important to obtain the advice of tax professionals on the ground so that you can put in place the optimal structure for your business. In many cases, this will be determined by not only the jurisdiction of the new company, but also your home jurisdiction.

Once the business is up and running, transactions that you enter into on a daily basis have tax implications, whether they be income tax or indirect tax such as GST or VAT. Where large transactions are contemplated, tax structuring is a critical part of executing the deal in the most efficient way possible.

Your tax records need to be accurate and up to date. With the increasing scrutiny of tax administrations around the world, including stepped-up frequency of audits, it is vital to have the company’s compliance obligations handled efficiently and in a timely fashion.

Our accounting services.

Tax compliance
  • Corporate tax compliance
    • Corporate income tax return
    • Monthly tax reporting and filing
    • VAT centralisation
  • Personal tax compliance
    • Personal income tax return
Tax advisory
  • Corporate tax advisory
  • Transfer pricing advisory
  • CRS and FATCA
  • Personal tax advisory & planning
  • Reorganisations and refinancing
  • Profit extraction
  • Advising on the applicability of double tax treaties
  • Written tax memo
  • High-level tax review
  • Tax structuring/restructuring

Not sure where to begin?

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation on doing business in East Africa.

Hugh, Business development