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KRA proposes new avenues of collecting taxes - 4 days ago, 10:44

Naomi Wanjiku

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has presented proposals before the Treasury, which if accepted will see several businesses taxed for every transaction they make.

In a bid to bridge its revenue gaps, KRA will be targeting online businesses, service providers, and members of professional organizations that have been evading paying income taxes.

“Most money transactions are done on digital platforms. There is need for more clarity in the law on how these transactions can be taxed. This is to ensure that we fully capture the sector. We propose provisions to support taxation and collection of tax from economic activities carried over digital platforms,” KRA said in its proposals.

KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini told the National Assembly Finance and Planning committee that in the past, service providers such as those in the security sector have dodged remitting their taxes.

“Under the VAT Act, all services are subjected to the tax regime. For income tax, ...
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