Overview

Tax Compliance Assessment

Objectives

The objectives of this assignment are:

To carry out assessment detailed tax audit of COVAW’s accounting, operational and administrative functions and identify ALL tax and legal obligations in line with Kenya’s tax legislation that COVAW as an NGO should be adhering to;
To address and mitigate any non-compliance to tax legislation within an agreed time period.
To identify gaps in practice, develop systems and procedures to ensure compliance on required interventions in addition to developing day to day procedures, aimed at ensuring COVAW’s tax compliance at all times;
Undertake the process to obtain any applicable tax waivers including tax exemption certificate for COVAW from the Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA).
KEY DELIVERABLES

The tax consultant is expected to deliver three (3) key deliverables, at the end of the assignment:

A report on the findings of the tax assessment, as well as a tax compliance certificate from KRA;
A handbook on accounting and administrative processes that require tax compliance based on recommendations from the assessment and how this should be applied;
A tax exemption certificate for any applicable waivers or exemptions that may be available to COVAW.
GENERAL

The tax consultant will be given access to all legal documents, correspondence and any other information that may reasonably be deemed necessary to enable him/her to carry out the assignment. This should include, but not be limited to, copies of all organisational policies, copies of the previous annual audit reports, and the relevant finance management and procurement guidelines.

Duration of the assignment

The assignment shall be completed within one (1) month from the date of commencement, as well as ongoing support for one year.

Qualifications of the consultant/firm

The individual/firm MUST meet the following qualifications to be considered;

Demonstrate that the firm holds the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform its responsibilities with due professional care.
The firm must have been in operation continuously for the last seven years carrying out taxation duties in Kenya. **
The firm must be registered in Kenya and adhere to all legal requirements to operate in Kenya. **
The firm must be registered by the relevant regulating body registered in Kenya. **
The firm and staff must be independent of COVAW.**

MODE OF APPLICATION

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Interested and qualified (individual or institutional) consultants are invited to submit their proposal comprising the following:

An understanding of the consultancy requirements;
Methodology and work plan for performing the assignment;
Detailed reference list indicating the scope and magnitude of similar assignments;
Relevant services undertaken in the past five (5) years;
Registration and other relevant statutory documents as follows;A copy of Certificate of Registration/Incorporation.
A copy of PIN Certificate.
Valid Tax Compliance Certificate.
Company Profile and detailed CVs of the firm’s Partners.
ICPAK Membership and Certificate of Good standing.
Financial proposal showing clearly the budgeted cost for the work to be conducted by the consultant under the scope of work above.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, by a selection committee based on the above pre-determined objective criteria. Upon shortlisting, the consultant(s)/ consulting firm will be invited for an interview. The successful applicant will be expected to submit a detailed inception report and work plan prior to starting on other deliverables. The proposal should be submitted with subject “EOI: TAX COMPLIANCE CONSULTANCY” by 7th May 2021.

About Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW)

COVAW was founded in 1995. in a workshop that identified two critical areas that no organization was dealing with- Violence against Women and the lack of women in decision making processes and that there was a need to form a Coalition that would address the same. This saw the birth of the Coalition on Violence against Women, which is now a registered non- governmental organization with the Government of Kenya. COVAW was established as a membership organization. The membership was drawn from professional and individual women and men who are committed to the eradication of violence against women and the advancement of women’s human rights in general. At the time, COVAW strived to offer and effectively manage personalized services on a voluntary basis to it’s beneficiaries in addition to the services provided by COVAW. The main aim from the start was moving the issue of violence against women from the private to the public domain- "Breaking the Silence” on Violence against Women. Since inception, COVAW has continued to be instrumental in placing violence against women as a crime and a human rights violation in the public domain and has successfully spearheaded the 16 days of Activism campaign towards women having the right to be free from violence, the right to self-defense and the right to state protection. COVAW then moved to the next level and is currently addressing the root causes of violence against women by focusing on breaking the cycle of violence against women. COVAW believes that people have the capacity to learn and change their attitudes towards women. COVAW (K) beneficiaries are therefore women and girls.