The taxman has moved to deepen tax collection by tapping information on mobile phone money transactions to assess compliance in filing returns.
This is part of a raft of measures in KRA’s tax-base expansion strategy meant to use ICT to mine data from various sources.
Speaking yesterday during the launch of the 2018 taxpayer’s month, KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini said the law provides for KRA to access such information from banks and institutions.
…Mobile Money will be processed in conjunction with Kenya’s six mobile money service providers - MPESA, Airtel Money, Equitel, Mobi-Kash, Mobile Pay and T-Kash.
Through this initiative, KRA expects to net an extra 500,000 taxpayers and raise KES 60 billion.
Other databases targeted include regulatory and professional bodies, county and national government suppliers, hospital service providers and landlords.