tax justice

T ax revenue is essential in providing the resources needed to finance sustainable development. The success of any state in collecting taxes while maintaining low cost of compliance is determined to a large extent by the effectiveness of the strategy employed in tax collection. An effective tax...
T he purpose of this review was to identify proposed interventions in the National Policy to Support Enhancement of County Governments’ Own-Source Revenue (OSR) and the County Governments (Revenue Raising Process) Bill, 2018 that undermine or have potential to undermine needs of the heterogeneities...
Oxfam in Kenya annual report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2018–2019 through our work with different partners in the four main thematic areas. That includes; Women rights, tax justice, natural resources and humanitarian systems strengthening.
Rebecca Ndeto,Kawangware,Nairobi Kenya.Photo credit:Eyeris Communications
Accountability a voice for the people.
Rebecca at her kiosk
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy. However, there are still...
Martha serving lunch
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
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Oxfam in Kenya awarded the most collaborative NGO by Kenya Revenue Authority for its work on Fiscal Justice. Tax Justice has been an anchor pillar of work under the Governance and Accountability programme for Oxfam in Kenya since 2015 with the rollout of the new Country Strategy. Recognizing the...
Volunteer Azulu Adeba, 44, describes the poor drainage in his community, where he carries out tax monitoring work with the National Taxpayers Association in Kiambiu, Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
‘I got involved with the project because I started wondering where my taxes go. Our constitution guarantees the right to information. That includes whatever [law] is passed by our leaders. We have a right to know how the taxes we pay are being used. It is important to follow up on taxes, because we...
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The 2010 Kenya constitution makes provision for Public participation in the budget-making process to ensure the taxpayers priorities are reflected in the final budgets. Citizens are invited to give their proposals in writing or participate in actual discussion meetings. However, there has been low...

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