NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun, 8- The filing season for 2017 income tax returns is in its final stretch, with less than a month left before the exercise officially comes to a close on June 30, 2018.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) urges taxpayers who are yet to submit their returns to do so as early as possible to avoid being caught up by the deadline.
The penalty for late submission of an income tax return for an individual is Sh20,000 as stipulated in the Tax Procedures Act 2015.
Taxpayers who encounter challenges in filing returns are encouraged to reach out through the KRA national contact Centre for more assistance
So far, more than 1.3 million individual income tax returns for both resident and non-resident taxpayers have been filed on the iTax platform between 1st January and 5th June, 2018.
This is a great improvement compared to last year when less than 400,000 tax returns had been filed between January and April.
KRA has been equipped to serve taxpayers optimally during this season. With this in view, the working hours at the contact Centre have been extended and the services at the contact Centre are now available from 6am to midnight on weekdays and half day on weekends.
In addition, with a view of ensuring that all taxpayers file their tax returns before the deadline, KRA is offering on-site filing assistance at various organizations and companies countrywide.