Over 3M Kenyans file KRA returns ahead of deadline


KRA office located at Times Towers in Nairobi
File photo of KRA headquarters located at Times Towers in Nairobi.

More Kenyans have filled their annual tax returns this year as compared to the previous years.

A spot check by Citizen Digital revealed low activities at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) support centers compared to same time last year.

Close to 4 million Kenyans are registered on the iTax platform with KRA now saying that only a quarter of this number have not filled their returns.

The improved filing rate exemplified by low turnouts this year, a clear contrast from 2018 when days to the June 30th deadline, Kenyans thronged the centres to beat the date.

“I am shocked that the line is not as long as I anticipated , this year there are very few people compared to previous years,” said Jonah Koech – Taxpayer.

“I came in a few minutes ago and am confident I will be finished soon,” he added.

In Mombasa the situation was the same with KRA attributing the trend to increased mobile and online filing of returns by many tax payers.

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