Three weeks ahead of the June 2022 deadline for filing of the annual tax returns, Kenyans are reminded to pay and file their returns to avoid penalties that accrue with non-filing.

Tax evasion and avoidance are discouraged at all costs with KRA urging Kenyans to pay and file their returns keeping in mind the penalties that accrue with non – filing.

Meanwhile, the taxman has increased working hours across all the KRA service centres to enable successful filing of the 2021 tax returns. All the service centres are open from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. during weekdays and on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tax returns filing services are also available across all Huduma centres from 8 a.m. to 5 pm weekdays.

In the last financial year, over 5.5 million Kenyans out of the 6.1 registered on i-Tax, filed their returns. All Kenyans with personal identification numbers are by law required to file their returns annually.

The filing season for the 2021 year of income tax returns kicked off on January 1, 2022, KRA expects more taxpayers to file their annual income tax returns by the stipulated June 30th 2022 deadline. The annual income tax returns are submitted through the i-Tax platform on or before 30 June 2022.

Prompt filing of annual tax returns allows KRA to verify the income returns submitted by companies against their individual employees’ returns.

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