Kenyans jam KRA offices to file tax returns before deadline


Kenyans jam KRA offices to file tax returns before deadline

In Summary

  • KRA boss said his staff are well equipped and prepared to serve the huge number of taxpayers.
  • Residents from Changamwe, Likoni, Mvita, Kisauni, Jomvu and Mvita started queuing as early as 5.30am to meet the deadline.
  • Some of them however urged the taxman for an extension.

Thousands of Mombasa residents jammed Kenya Revenue authority (KRA) offices in a last minute rush to file their annual tax returns.

This comes even as the taxman noted an increase in number of local residents filing their returns as compared to 2017.

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“Over 3.4 million Kenyans had already filed their returns by this afternoon in Mombasa County,” KRA Coast boss Ronald Omulindi told journalists.

He reiterated that KRA staff are well equipped and prepared to serve the huge number of taxpayers that turned up for the exercise.

Residents from Changamwe, Likoni, Mvita, Kisauni, Jomvu and Mvita started queuing as early as 5.30am to meet the deadline that expires on Saturday.

Some of them however urged the taxman for an extension.

“KRA should extend the process until next week on Wednesday to allow more people file their returns,” Cathrine Wanjiru Mwangi told Citizen Digital.

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