Tax on Foreign Income

Aviator

Chief Lister
Wadau saidieni hapa.

Suppose you are a Kenyan national resident in Kenya. As a side hustle, you do some work remotely for a company in USA.

What taxes should you pay KRA?
Cc @Okiya
 

Denis Young

Chief Lister
I am a law abiding citizen but our taxes are crippling.
100%.
If you did a simple survey in estates along thika road of people in the 25-35 age group, most of them earn their money from internet jobs. I know so many who are driving from that income. Does the government really expect these people to pay tax on that income?
 

bigDog

Chief Lister
If I were the government, I would look the other way and assume that the incoming cash from hustles are remmitancies for taxation purposes. Kwani what's the difference? Why shouldn't we encourage our people to get jobs abroad even when they're based locally?
 

$$$

Elder Lister
If I were the government, I would look the other way and assume that the incoming cash from hustles are remmitancies for taxation purposes. Kwani what's the difference? Why shouldn't we encourage our people to get jobs abroad even when they're based locally?
That's exactly what the government does. It already looks the other way. The government knows that many Kenyans earn online from Arab, Chinese, American, Australian, Canadian and British clients. However, it doesn't have the resources to implement proper taxation. Secondly, it needs forex and to reduce unemployment. Lastly, the income fluctuates widely among freelancers so it would be incredibly difficult to impose tax on them.
 
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