AN ESTIMATE OF ONE MILION Kenyans TAXPAYERS EVADE FILING TAX RETURNS

 Chairman of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Dr. Francis Muthaura says they will deactivate about 100,000 accounts of VAT defaulters in a plan to get rid of tax evaders.

AN ESTIMATE OF ONE MILION Kenyans TAXPAYERS EVADE FILING TAX RETURNS
Pictured are the KRA customer Care Agents at work
AN ESTIMATE OF ONE MILION Kenyans TAXPAYERS EVADE FILING TAX RETURNS

2020 annual income tax return deadline was set for June 30th. They are using digital channels Such as KRA M-service App to fill in the forms in order to curb the spread of covid-19 pandemic he use of digital channels including the KRA M-Service App in light of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, KRA has also put in place the necessary measures to support taxpayers who may needed assistance during the filing season virtually.

Chairman of Kenya Revenue Authority speaking during a state function

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recorded the highest revenue performance rate since the beginning of the Financial Year 2020/2021 after collecting Kshs 144.6 billion in March 2021 surpassing the revenue target. Over 4million Kenyans filled their KRA successfully on June 20th 2021. KRA Marketing and Communication Deputy Commissioner Ms. Grace Wandera said they have introduced new system The iTax system which is fast, well organized, systematic and structured for the taxpayers and it operates 24hours a day the team have also planned ahead and placed reference materials and guides on filing of tax returns on its website and the official social media platforms.

Central Bank of Kenya Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya

Filing for the 2020 year of income tax returns kicked off on 1st January 2021 and ended on 30th June 2021, Kenya Revenue Authority  have requested taxpayers to avoid the penalties and interests  accrued from late filing and payment of their 2020 income tax returns but despite the efforts of KRA over 1.5million Kenyans have failed to file in returns.