We are not taxing till numbers – KRA

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Nov, 2023 19:13 | < 1 min read
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Headquarters. PHOTO/Dennis Onsongo
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Headquarters. PHOTO/Dennis Onsongo

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has a warning to the public regarding a viral online post claiming that Till numbers are now under the taxman's scrutiny.

In an official statement on X, KRA clarified that these claims are entirely false and urged citizens to be vigilant against potential fraud.

"Not true. Till numbers are NOT subject to taxation, and KRA does not collect any such taxes. Beware of fraudsters purporting to do any of the above."

The revenue authority directed citizens to verify KRA staff by dialling *572# or through their official website https://bit.ly/3W0Wvup

Mobile transactions

In September, the government proposed amending the Data Protection Act of 2019 to exclude KRA from its regulations, aiming to facilitate access to information.

The proposed change was to empower the tax agency to retrieve data from Kenyan citizens, including real-time details of financial transactions conducted through mobile money.

The objective behind the tax reform was to enhance compliance and ensure that the KRA could effectively increase revenue collection.

“As part of the economic turnaround plan, the government will scale up revenue collection efforts by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to Sh3 trillion in the Financial Year 2023/24 and Sh4 trillion over the medium term,” The National Treasury stated in the draft 2023 Budget Policy Statement.

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