TAX RETURNS

KRA introduces mobile app for tax filings

The system will widen taxpayer reach, increase revenue collection and enhance tax compliance by making tax payment process more convenient

In Summary
  • Branded as KRA M-Service App, the system enables taxpayers to access various services offered by the Authority such as taxpayer registration and verification, filing of returns and payment of tax.
  • Through the App, taxpayers are now able to easily register, pay and file tax returns for Monthly Rental Income (MRI) and for Turnover Tax (TOT) obligations
Kenya operates on a self-assessment tax regime where each individual or businesses voluntarily declares their income received during the year and settles the resultant tax liability, if it exists.
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You can now access various tax services from your mobile phone after the Kenya Revenue Authority introduced a mobile application to simplify the process.

The KRA M-Service App enables taxpayers to access various services offered by the authority such as taxpayer registration and verification, filing of returns and payment of tax.

KRA said the system will widen taxpayer reach, increase revenue collection and enhance tax compliance by making tax payment process more convenient.

 

It will also reduce the cost of compliance by removing intermediaries.

Through the app, taxpayers are now able to easily register, pay and file tax returns for Monthly Rental Income (MRI) and for Turnover Tax (TOT) obligations.

Kenyans and foreigners can also register for Personal Identification Number (PIN), 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 tax returns for 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).

 To access and use the app, taxpayers with smart mobile phones should download and install the app from Google Play Store.

Users with no PIN will be required to first register while those already with PINs can register on the app then login in and choose the particular services they require.

Taxpayers will equally have an opportunity to validate KRA employees by checking their identification using the M-Service ‘Jua for Sure’ option hence avoid dealing with imposters and fraudsters.

 
 

Approximately 37,000 taxpayers have so far downloaded the App for use in accessing various tax services.