The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has revealed that over 2.4 million Kenyans have filed their 2023 annual tax returns ahead of the June 30, 2024 deadline.

In a statement on Thursday, June 6, KRA said the number of Kenyans who have filed the returns is 15 percent more compared to a similar period in May 2023.

The taxman said the increase demonstrates a steady growth in filing compliance and a positive indication of taxpayers’ willingness to comply with their obligations.

“Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced that over 2.4 million Kenyans have successfully filed their 2023 annual tax returns ahead of the June 30, 2024 deadline. This marks a 15% increase in the number of returns filed compared with a similar period in May 2023,” read the statement in part.

KRA noted that the i-Tax platform has played a pivotal role in streamlining the filing process, with taxpayers experiencing improved efficiency and reduced queuing at KRA Service Centres.

The authority also urged all taxpayers to continue filing their tax returns early to avoid the last-minute rush that comes with deadlines.Further, KRA said the Tax Amnesty Programme has seen over 640,000 taxpayers benefit from the program as of May 6, 2024.

“The waiver of penalties and interest has so far amounted to Ksh 247.461 billion, providing the much-needed relief to taxpayers,” KRA stated.

Additionally, the taxman announced that taxpayers have paid overdue principal taxes amounting to Ksh 22.69 billion, with a total of over Ksh 29 billion self-declared as unpaid taxes.

“KRA encourages all taxpayers to take advantage of the amnesty by settling any outstanding principal tax debts by 30th June 2024,” the authority added.

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