Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has pledged to streamline its processes to make them more straightforward for large taxpayers to uphold compliance.
Speaking during an engagement with large taxpayers held at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi, KRA Commissioner General Mr Humphrey Wattanga said that KRA estimates a collection of Ksh1.1 Trillion from large taxpayers in the Financial Year 2023/24.
Mr Wattanga said that in the financial year 2022/23, large taxpayers contributed Ksh818 Billion in revenue, representing a remarkable 9% growth from the previous financial year 2022/2023. He said that KRA has developed a Relationship Management Framework that will help facilitate the taxpayers to enhance their contribution.
“At KRA, our commitment is not only to collect taxes but also to support you in upholding compliance, while efficiently contributing to our nation’s economic agenda.
“To facilitate this, we have established a dedicated office for our large taxpayers known as the ‘Large Taxpayers Office’ (LTO), which will continue to engage and partner with you through a Relationship Management Framework.” said the Commissioner General.
He said that the framework has allowed KRA to identify, manage and nurture exceptional relationships with taxpayers, paving way for more personalised and relevant services. This he said has allowed us to address taxpayers’ concerns and effectively enhanced revenue compliance.
KRA has adopted taxpayer engagement programme aimed at interacting in open discussions with taxpayers and to develop workable solutions to various economic and taxation challenges faced by various taxpayers.
Through the engagements, KRA also aims to unlock and provide feedback on the concerns raised by taxpayers. The Authority is now committed to strengthening its relationship with taxpayers to ensure that all concerns are addressed promptly.
Large taxpayers are those who accrue an annual income of up to Ksh1.3 Billion. Currently, there are 2,089 registered large taxpayers from various sectors of the country’s economy.
KRA Commissioner for Domestic Taxes Rispah Simiyu speaking during a meeting at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi on October 24, 2023.