Kenyans have been paying for their taxes over mobile money but not with Airtel Money. Airtel Kenya has now signed a deal that will see its customers inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money by simply dialing the short code *572#.
All services to be paid for require a KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number), which can either be acquired on their website –iTax or on mobile phone. Currently KRA have availed Traffic revenue Service payments e-slip generation through mobile.
Airtel Money customers can now pay for Driving License application and renewal payments, mobile Vehicle Transfer and Logbook payments and Motor vehicle inspection payments.
The rest of the services require citizens to go to KRA website – iTax to generate an e-slip number that will facilitate payment through Airtel money.
To make payments using Airtel Money, simply dial *572# and select option 2 for payments, enter your PRN (e-slip number) any your secret Airtel Money PIN to complete the payment. An SMS notification will be sent from both Airtel Money and KRA to confirm successful payment. KRA services can be paid through Airtel Money for amount of up to Kshs140, 000 per day. The charges to the customers are very minimal and vary from Ksh. 10 to Ksh. 270 based on amounts being paid.