Airbnb – Legal Alert

Gikera-Vadgama Advocates articles airbnb legal alert

Airbnb: Kenya’s Policy, Tax and Regulatory Approach

Policy discussions about internet-based service firms (IBSFs) have increased in Kenya with the most recent action by parliament introducing Digital Service Tax. One of the reasons for regulation is that IBSFs use technological advances to bring innovation to stagnant sectors of the economy, increasing the quality of goods and services, providing opportunities for income generation. Some argue that this innovation should not be regulated in the same way as traditional businesses however others consider any attempt to exclude IBSFs as an attempt to confer undeserved benefit allowing them to profit by flouting regulations under the guise of innovation.

0

Leave a Comment!*

Related Posts

Legal Update On The…

On 30th March 2021, the President of Kenya assented the Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021 (hereinafter “the Amendment Act") which thereafter came into force on 15th April 2021, incorporating a provision…
Read more

Thinking Ahead: The Paradigm…

In the last 8 months has your business experienced differences in its “business to business” relationships? If so, have any of those differences been significant enough to: Cause your business…
Read more