KRA improves on iTax system to encourage online tax returns


Kenya Revenue Authority has introduced changes to the iTax system to encourage people to file their taxes online. This is aimed at boosting tax compliance and revenue collection. KRA is leveraging on technology to increase tax compliance, to eliminate bureaucracy and corruption.

One of the key changes includes introducing a single number for tax payers transacting online. You will only use your PIN number to submit your PAYE, Excise and VAT returns.

Tax payers will now be required to use only their PIN number when submitting returns for PAYE, Excise and VAT.

iTax has reduced VAT & PAYE returns filing period to within 67 and 72 minutes respectively.  It also provides instant feedback on transactions. It also  saves taxpayers time and money as they can now file for refunds online.

The Authority has also set up a comprehensive support network across the country. Currently the support is available at 14 Huduma Centres and five support centers and an additional 21 Huduma centres will be operational by May 2015.


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