Kenya Revenue Authority to enable payment of taxes through mobile phones

tax-novartisag-flickrUpon acquiring a reference number and punching a code, Kenyans can pay their taxes to the KRA. (Image source: NovartisAG/Flickr) Bharti Airtel has partnered with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to allow Kenyans to pay taxes through Airtel's mobile money service

The terms of the partnership allows customers across Kenya to inquire for KRA services, generate a payment reference number and make the payment using a code number. This service essentially eliminates the need to wait in queues to pay taxes.

To make a payment, a customer has to avail of a KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number), which can either be acquired on the KRA website iTax or through a mobile phone. Taxpayers’ payments will be cleared, processed and credited to the KRA account in realtime, added an official from Airtel Kenya.

Adil El Youssefi, CEO of Airtel Kenya, said, “We will continue to partner with corporate and government entities as it seeks to revolutionise its services and more importantly, provide customers with convenient, fast and secure options of transacting on Airtel Money.”

Currently, KRA has enabled generation of e-slips for traffic revenue service payments through mobile. These include application for a driving licence and renewal payments, mobile vehicle transfer, logbook payments and motor vehicle inspection payments.

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