With this new service, taxpayers and their agents can now request for information from KRA through any mobile network operator (Airtel, Orange, Safaricom and YU) by simply dialling the USSD code *572# to access the menu or sending an SMS request to 22572.
Available information services include Domestic Tax Services, Customs Services and Road Transport Services.
KRA Commissioner General
Before the expiry date the authority plans to have a fully paperless organization with taxpayers provided with multiple avenues through which they can access KRA services.
"This process will not only ease tax compliance but will also help greatly in eradicating opportunities for corruption that the current manual environment provides," Njiraini.
Njiraini was speaking at the 10th Annual Taxpayers' Week launch that will take place from
The week is aimed at recognising those people who contribute towards the funding of the State through the payment of taxes.
Njiraini says the week will also encourage paying tax compliance by the non-compliant general public.
"We also want to encourage the non-compliant Kenyans to take the cue, mend their ways and begin to pay takes," he says.
Among the activities of the week include holding tax clinics countrywide to sensitise the public on taxation and its crucial role in state building.
Njiraini says it's important for the public to appreciate paying taxes and the role they can play in making state building a success.
"It's necessary if our country is to avoid the kind of fiscal crisis gripping developed countries whose governments have for long depended on debt," Njiraini says.
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