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VIDEO: You won’t be taxed if you haven’t been in Kenya for at least 183 cumulative days in one year, KRA tells Diasporians

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In a statement to jambonewspot.com Thursday, the agency said earning income abroad does not exempt you from declaring the same since such income may be deemed to be accrued or derived from Kenya.

The agency also clarified that assets or property acquired, situated and held abroad by Kenyan citizens should be declared if proceeds derived from those assets are intended to be repatriated and invested in Kenya.

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“If you are a tax resident in Kenya earning income abroad that is deemed to be accrued or derived from Kenya, then such income should be declared for amnesty if you had not declared it before,” said Leah Achieng with the KRA Domestic Taxes Department.

KRA’s guidelines provide that if one is considered a tax resident in Kenya some of the income earned abroad may be deemed to be accrued in or derived from Kenya and would therefore be also taxable in Kenya if the person earning it is considered a tax resident in Kenya.

One is considered a tax resident of Kenya if the following apply:

• (i) That a person has a permanent home in Kenya and was present for any period in the particular year of income under consideration; Or
• (ii) That he has no permanent home in Kenya but :-
o (a) Was present in Kenya for a period or periods amounting in aggregate to 183 days or more in that year of income Or
o (b) Was present in Kenya in that year of income and each of the two preceding years of income for periods averaging more than 122 days in each year of income.

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Ms Achieng also added that the law however sometimes provides for relief from double taxation where the income has been taxed abroad.

“For instance, where a Kenyan citizen earns employment income from another country, or income as an entertainer or athlete from another country and that income was taxed in that country, the person can claim relief for the tax paid in that other country when making a declaration in Kenya hence there will be no double taxation.” she said.

She also added that where Kenya has signed a double tax avoidance agreement with another country, a person whose income has been taxed in that country can claim relief for that tax under the treaty and as such double taxation will not arise.

Kenya is a signatory to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters which is meant to promote tax co-operation to tackle tax evasion and avoidance. This co-operation includes exchange of information and recovery of foreign tax claims.

“We are currently awaiting ratification of the Convention.” she said.

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Plane capacities will not be reduced for social distancing, Transport CS says

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Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said airline capacity will not be reduced to observe social distancing rules once domestic and international flights resume.

The CS made the announcement while outlining the protocols the ministry has come up with to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country during a press briefing on Wednesday at Transcom House in Nairobi.

AIR TRAVEL

This comes at a time the country is preparing to open its airspace for domestic and international flights in the next few weeks.

Macharia said airlines will not have to drastically reduce the number of passengers for them to fly, adding that if they carry less than 75 per cent in their flights, they would incur losses.

He said this will help in revamping the tourism sector, which has taken a hit since the pandemic struck the country in March this year.

“The passengers must go with Covid-19 free certificate. I would expect that if you are flying out, it would be prudent for you to be tested because you may not be allowed into other countries,” he said.

The CS also said an exception would be made for passengers who have to catch a late-night flight.

“If you are flying at night and you show the boarding pass/ticket, you will be allowed to go to the airport with your driver,” he said.

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AIR TICKET PRICES

The CS, however, discouraged travellers from having many people escorting them to the airport.

In May, Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka said the price of air tickets will most likely be hiked if the government allows the national carrier to resume flights.

He indicated that air travel would completely change as every country comes up with new plans and policies to be adapted post coronavirus.

He noted that 55 to 65 per cent of people travel for leisure, which means between May and December airlines are missing out on this big business and income.

“Travel is not going to be cheap. 55-65 per cent of people travel for leisure. Therefore we are going to lose 51-76 per cent of our market between now and December as business travellers are the ones that are going to travel first,” Kilavuka said.

SAFETY MEASURES

The KQ boss noted that among other measures wearing of masks will be mandatory for passengers and crew while airport staff will be required to wear protective gear.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1.

The President also announced the resumption of local flights from July 15 under strict guidelines in the country’s planned phased reopening.

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The move comes after three months of suspension of all travels in and out of the country.

The global aviation industry has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic with most countries having suspended international flights.

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A Breath of New Life at the Fountain of Peace with a Novel Shoal of Fish

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Gated Communities are supposed to offer absolute life.

We thank God that Amani Ridge the Place of Peace has some brand new occupants in the name of thousands of fish that were recently introduced at the Fountain of Peace water feature adjacent to the magnificent project’s gate.

And now you have a number of things that you can opt to do with this great place that is easily accessible from either Thika Super Highway, Kamiti Road or Kiambu Road:

1. Come and enjoy the great features on this Fountain of Peace. You will enjoy the feeling of the trickling waters on this Fountain. Do not forget to carry your camera.

Take a photo and tag Optiven and you will have a chance to get a free ticket to swim on a warm pool in Kitengela (www.funplace.co.ke)

2. Come with children for them to view the lovely fish whirling leisurely at the base of this Fountain: https://youtu.be/bY0CXivW2N8

This will mesmerize your children as they unwind from their current home environment.

3. Come with your teenagers, carry bikes as Amani Ridge the place of Peace is ready to accommodate you. There is a massive Crescent Avenue where teenagers can really ride as they enjoy the view of Mt. Kenya plus excellent fresh air of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace.

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4. Come with your pet dog. Walking your dog at Amani Ridge could just as well end up being an excellent experience.

5. Finally carry the elderly, your parents or your friends. Amani Ridge the place of Peace is not the usual property but it’s a place to unwind and to enjoy tranquility of fresh air. Even if you are not buying, just visit and we will give you a tour around this awesome place in Kiambu.

In case you want to buy one of these prime value added properties, we will give you a solid 6 months interest free window and allow you to pay within 24 months.

Call us today & occupy the best gated, green & fresh environment.

Contact Optiven Group: 0790 300 300 Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke

George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com
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VIDEO: Gigantic Security Light Being Installed at the Gate of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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As a follow up to our recently rolled out Sustainable energy agenda, we have started installation of an enormous Solar powered Security Light at the main gate of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace.
This security light, which will be strategically located at the gated community main gate will have 8 lights of 180W and will be raised 10 Meters high. It will also be near the Fountain of Peace: https://youtu.be/FBXrD4miZOI 
The significance of this strategic installation is that the light will not only serve as a security boost but also will be a symbol of abundance to all the families that will settle at Amani Ridge the place of Peace. It will also be a symbol of Light & Brightness in each individual living in, raised or retiring at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace.
Besides, it will also be a symbol that families will not only live at Amani Ridge but that they will THRIVE in a BIG way.
Other than this ongoing security solar light installation, we thank God that the following has been achieved too for the last 60 days:
1. Wall of Peace (800 meters long & 9 feet high) now completed ✅
2. The Wall of Wisdom (700 meters and 12 feet high) now completed ✅
3. The Green Razor wire on Wall of Peace is now completed ✅
4. The Fountain of peace is now done. We allow photos for free on this unique, inspiring Fountain that is a symbol of Peace and our Green Energy commitment at this top Gated Community.
What is ongoing today?
1. The Steel Galvanized 100,000 Litres Tank that will be elevated 15 meters above the ground to enable good water supply
2. We shall commence the Wall of Happiness (700 meters long, 9 feet high)
3. Water draining master idea in the offing. We shall reclaim 5 acres using modern technology
What can you do as a customer?
1. Plant trees or fruits on your plot
2. Fence your plot
3. Bring us a referral – We have less than 40 properties remaining
4. Keep paying your Installments so that you get your title deed
We look forward to an amazing gated community where families will thrive, live abundantly and Enjoy boundless Peace. A place where people will enjoy their retirement years as they walk in green environment, congregate at a state-of-the-art club house and bask under the Kiambu sunshine along the Crescent Avenue. With my plot No 301 already secured, I am going to be one of those people who will enjoy all these abundance.
Your good friend can be your neighbor too. Guide him/her to call Optiven or share their number with us and they will forever remember you. 
Contact Optiven Group: 0790 300 300 Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com  

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