The Kenya revenue authority’s project to implement remote transmissions of Electronic Tax Registers data has begun and is aimed to be completed by December this year.
The project’s process will enable effective monitoring of ETRs to track usage, detachment and locality, among others.
The programme may also confine data for the purposes of executing a customer loyalty programme. KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini revealed that ITax roll out has been completed and all modules have been started and a formal launch expected in early august and mandatory electronic filing will be implemented by September 2013.
The commissioner also said that mobile payment platform is still being developed and is expected to begin by end of July 2013.
Njiraini also revealed that PriceWaterCoopers has ranked Kenya at 164th place out of 185 countries in the world in 2013 On paying taxes, the position worsened from 153 (2011) to 154 (2012).
“Kenya must improve investment climate competitiveness through reform of tax processes,” he said