More than 3.2 Million Kenyans file income tax returns as deadline closes

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD JULY 2018-More than 3.2 Million Kenyans filed their 2017 income tax returns as the filing period officially closed on Saturday 30th June, 2018.

According to the statement sent to newsrooms on Tuesday by KRA,the improvement is significant with a 60% growth over last year, which saw two million Kenyans file their returns by 30th June; the number has grown by more than a million this year.
This is attributed to efficiency of the iTax platform and the increased awareness campaign undertaken by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), encouraging early filing of returns as well as on-site filing support extended to organizations countrywide.
KRA acknowledges and appreciates all taxpayers who turned up to the patriotic call to pay their taxes and file timely tax returns within the year 2017. Thank you for demonstrating responsibility as Kenyans.
“We value you as a taxpayer. Thank you for being among the more than 3.2 Million responsive Kenyans who filed their annual income tax returns and all others who complied in other tax obligations. KRA recognise your contribution towards making the country self-sustainable,” said Commissioner of Domestic Taxes Department, Mr Benson Korongo.
The tax man  has also reminded  all taxpayers  that late payment and filing of taxes attract hefty penalties and interest.

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