The Kenya Revenue Authority launched the Annual Taxpayer’s Month on Monday, October 4th. According to the taxman, the Annual Taxpayer’s Month is meant to honor compliant taxpayers for their patriotic act of paying their taxes on time and highly contributing to the Government’s revenue.
The significance of this year’s celebration is that KRA exceeded its income target for the Financial Year 2020/21 after an eight-year wait. Despite the current economic situation caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, KRA achieved an outstanding revenue result of Ksh1.669.2 trillion against a target of Ksh1.652.4 trillion.
KRA is set to run various customer-centric activities countrywide throughout the month of October and has requested citizens to participate.
Country-wide Customer-Centric Activities
During this month of October, KRA will conduct customer-based activities such as taxpayer appreciation visits, taxpayer education, annual tax summit & CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
“Through participation, taxpayers will have an opportunity to give feedback on various tax issues that will enable Authority to enhance service delivery.” Grace Wandera, Marketing Deputy Commissioner KRA.
The Annual Taxpayer’s Month will be commemorated with a taxpayer’s award event presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta, which will honor and reward notable taxpayers for their outstanding tax compliance in the year 2020.
Other taxpayers are anticipated to be inspired by the event to meet deadlines and file their returns on time.
The theme for this year’s Taxpayers Month is “Pamoja Twaweza.”
‘Pamoja Twaweza’ emphasizes both taxpayers’ and KRA’s collaborative responsibility and contribution to the existing socio-economic situation.