25th February, 2019
The attention of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has been drawn to a misleading story published online by Kenyans.co.ketitled “KRA Abolishes Keying in of PAYE Tax Returns”.
The author grossly takes out of context the communication by KRA issued last week with regards to the enhanced function on iTax which allows taxpayers with employment income as the only source of income to file their tax returns using the auto populated function.
With reference to the statement released by KRA last week “iTax has been enhanced to have an auto-populated return of employment income. This has made it much easier, smoother and faster for employees whose source of income is only employment to file their returns. The employees are only required to input data on pension and annual relief. On receipt of the P9 certificates, the employees should simply proceed and file their returns accordingly.”
This does not in any way imply that filing of tax returns has been abolished. KRA therefore advises all taxpayers to disregard this miscommunication and in case of any assistance or clarification, to reach out to KRA through the available channels of communication.
We apologise for any inconvenience resulting from the misleading communication.
Commissioner, Domestic Taxes Department