, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Airtel now allows Kenyan citizens across the country to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money by simply dialling the short code *572#.
The service provides Airtel Money customers in Kenya a convenient, flexible and time saving option for tax payment as they will no longer have to walk into KRA banking halls to queue to pay their taxes. Taxpayers who pay taxes using Airtel Money are assured that their payments will be cleared, processed and credited to the KRA account in real-time.
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi explained that the new partnership will usher in unparalleled customer convenience, stressing that the move is aimed at increasing Airtel Money customer satisfaction and convenience.
“Airtel will continue to partner with corporate and government entities as it seeks to revolutionize its services and more importantly provide customers with convenient, fast and secure options of transacting on Airtel Money,” said El Youssefi.
All services to be paid for require a KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number), which can either be acquired on their website -iTax or on mobile phone. Currently KRA have availed Traffic revenue Service payments e-slip generation through mobile. This includes driving license application and renewal payments, mobile vehicle transfer, logbook payments and motor vehicle inspection payments.
The rest of the services require citizens to go to KRA website – iTax to generate an e-slip number that will facilitate payment through Airtel money.
To make payments using Airtel Money, simply dial *572# and select option 2 for payments, enter your PRN (e-slip number) any your secret Airtel Money PIN to complete the payment. An SMS notification will be sent from both Airtel Money and KRA to confirm successful payment.
KRA business systems are updated in real-time as soon as the taxpayer receives the confirmation messages. KRA services can be paid through Airtel Money for amount of up to Sh140, 000 per day. The charges to the customers are very minimal and vary from Sh10 to Sh270 based on amounts being paid.