Martin Kisuu has over 20 years’ professional experience in taxation and has served on the Public Finance Committee of ICPAK, heading its Technical sub-committee and the Legislative Affairs work stream under Public Policy and Governance Committee of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (“ICPAK”) . He is an ICPAK Fellow and has served as a member of the Kenya Customs Valuations Appeal Tribunal. His experience spans across all sectors of the Kenyan and East African economies.
Certified Public Accountant (K)
Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA)
January 2016-Present: Managing Partner, Taxwise Africa Consulting LLP
August 2012 – December 2015: Managing Director, Taxwise Africa Limited
June 2009 – June 2012: Regional Tax Partner, PKF Eastern Africa
2004 – 2009: Partner, Deloitte and Touche
1998 – 2003: Senior Tax Manager/Director, Deloitte and Touche
1994 – 1996: Tax Senior, Coopers & Lybrand
- Made technical presentation for the Kenya Transportation Association resulting in the zero-rating of services provided to goods on transit previously exempted by the VAT Act, No. 35 of 2013;
- Represented the Kenya Ships Agents Association & various shipping agents in disputes with the KRA under withholding tax ;
- Structured a renewable energy power project for a tax payer that resulted in significant savings in Custom duties for the equipment imported in Kenya;
- He has overseen Transfer Pricing advisories for various companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda;
- Represented a tax payer in a dispute with KRA that led to the zero rating of the first 200 units of electricity supplied to a person under the 5th Schedule of the VAT Act.
- He made a technical presentation on behalf of sports club clients that resulted in the publication of VAT Public Notice Number 20.
- He made a technical presentation on behalf of banking clients which led to the publication of the VAT Public Notice Number 14.
- He has lobbied KRA and the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators, Kenya Shipping Agents Association and Tea Traders Association.
- Tax risk and opportunity assessment for various companies across the East African region.
- He has advised Kengen and KPLC on the tax implication of major projects such as Olkaria 1, Olkaria 2 and Olkaria 3.
- He has advised the Mitsubishi group on the tax implications on the Mombasa Diesel Power Project and Kipevu Diesel Plants.
- He has resolved customs disputes between KRA and Amiran and Kengen, Equally, he has tackled an excise dispute for Cocacola.
- He has resolved tax controversies between KRA and the Kenya Shipping Association that led to zero rating of supplies to shipping companies.
- He represented clients affected by customs related fraud, such clients included KPLC, Securicor Group and Unilever.
- He has conducted tax trainings across the East African region.
- He has advised major public sector clients such as Uganda Revenue Authority, Rwanda Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance of Rwanda on tax management systems and legislation.
- He is a regular author for Bloomberg, International Tax Review and Tax Analysts and has worked as an author and reviewer for the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)