Home Business KRA Tightens Tax Collection Moving Services To Mpesa

KRA Tightens Tax Collection Moving Services To Mpesa

KEY POINTS:

  • Taxpayers to start accessing KRA services via a phone App.
  • M-Service App will allow taxpayers to access services such as registration and verification, filing of returns and payment of tax.
  • Taxpayers have been accessing KRA services through iTax, an online filing system.
  • New platform now makes it possible for taxpayers to register, pay and file tax returns for monthly rental income (MRI) and for turnover tax (TOT) obligations.

- Advertisement -

Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) is heightening it’s tax collection and compliance techniques with the latest move to collaborate with Safaricom through Mpesa.

Taxpayers will now start accessing KRA services via a mobile phone App in the race to bring more people into the tax bracket and curb evasion.

The taxman says it’s M-Service App will allow taxpayers to access services such as registration and verification, filing of returns and payment of tax, in a move meant to boost collections.

Image

Taxpayers have been accessing KRA services through iTax, an online filing system that has been in operation since 2013.

“The system will widen taxpayer reach, increase revenue collection and enhance tax compliance by making tax payment process more convenient,” said KRA Commissioner for Domestic Taxes Elizabeth Meyo. “It will also cut the cost of compliance by removing intermediaries.”

The new platform now makes it possible for taxpayers to register, pay and file tax returns for monthly rental income (MRI) and for turnover tax (TOT) obligations.

READ MORE:

Taxpayers are also able to register for personal identification number (PIN), both Kenyan and alien citizenship as well as perform checks on PIN, payment registration number (PRN), tax compliance certificate (TCC) and confirm identity of KRA staff.

Further, KRA M-Service App allows taxpayers to file nil returns for the following sections; income tax-resident and non-resident, income tax partnership and income tax-company, value added tax (VAT), pay as you earn (PAYE), excise tax and monthly rental income (MRI) among other services.

“KRA M-Service App will expand the tax base by on boarding the informal sector players who cannot use computers,” she said.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Police Gun Down Three Robbers Caught On CCTV Cameras

Nairobi-based detectives on Thursday night gunned down three robbery with violence suspects at the Kwa Mbao area of Kariobangi.Two pistols, rounds of ammunition, spent...
- Advertisement -

Bombshell As Kenyan Man “Resurrects” In A Morgue In Kapkaet

A critically ill Kenyan man, who collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital, shocked morgue attendants after he regained consciousness as they...

Two Arrested In Lavington As DCI Detectives Foil Fake Gold Syndicate

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday foiled a fake gold syndicate, arresting two Nairobi businessmen who swindled a foreigner.In a...

Obama’s Book, A Promised Land Breaks Record By Selling Over 1.7Million Copies Within A Week

Former American President Barrack Obama has sold over 1.7 million copies of his book; "A Promised Land," breaking the record of Penguin Random House...

Related News

Police Gun Down Three Robbers Caught On CCTV Cameras

Nairobi-based detectives on Thursday night gunned down three robbery with violence suspects at the Kwa Mbao area of Kariobangi.Two pistols, rounds of ammunition, spent...

Bombshell As Kenyan Man “Resurrects” In A Morgue In Kapkaet

A critically ill Kenyan man, who collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital, shocked morgue attendants after he regained consciousness as they...

Two Arrested In Lavington As DCI Detectives Foil Fake Gold Syndicate

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday foiled a fake gold syndicate, arresting two Nairobi businessmen who swindled a foreigner.In a...

Obama’s Book, A Promised Land Breaks Record By Selling Over 1.7Million Copies Within A Week

Former American President Barrack Obama has sold over 1.7 million copies of his book; "A Promised Land," breaking the record of Penguin Random House...

Moses Kuria Threatens To Lead The BBI NO Campaign

Controversial Gatundu South member of parliament Moses Kuria has threatened to oppose the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) by joining the NO campaign.According to Moses Kuria,...