KRA Announces Mass PIN Deregistration


  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced plans to accelerate the registration of Personal Identification Number (PIN) for Kenyans who fail to submit their documents.

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    In a notice issued on Monday, May 3, the taxpayer issued a 30-day decision for all persons eligible to waive the Value Added Tax plus income tax.

    After the deadline expired, the authorities announced that they would begin the process of deregistering the PIN holders and deleting their data from national servers.

    “The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) would like to inform the public that taxpayers who are registered under the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2013, and the Income Tax Act, 477 Kenyan Laws are required to submit their income under the law. applicable.

    Kenya Revenue Authority Offices along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.

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    “Failure to issue tax files, unless the reason stated otherwise, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue will be deleted. Their PIN will be deregistered and deleted from the KRA system after the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. ”Read the notice in part.

    Without KRA PINs, individuals and companies will have a hard time doing business in the country as well as finding jobs in companies where the KRA PIN is a must.

    In the statement, the authority advised the affected people to take advantage of the Optional Disclosure scheme and discuss their payment method.

    “Taxpayers are also encouraged to take advantage of the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme and to request, disclose and repay their remaining liability with interest and penalties,” the statement added.

    The scheme provides a platform for taxpayers to disclose tax liabilities that were previously not disclosed to the Commissioner for the purpose of providing penalty relief and interest arising from disclosed taxes.

    The registration exercise is part of the KRAs that has stepped up its crackdown on tax fraud aimed at increasing the country’s revenue to cover the budget deficit this financial year.

    The Tax Procedures Act of 2015 empowers the authority to prosecute tax fraud as well as to auction off their assets and collect direct taxes from their suppliers and financial institutions.

    Once canceled, the affected people will not be able to register, transfer or license vehicles and registration of the business in their own names is not possible.

    A KRA vehicle was seen during a crackdown in Nairobi on Thursday, March 18, 2021.A KRA vehicle was seen during a crackdown in Nairobi on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

    A KRA vehicle was seen during a crackdown in Nairobi on Thursday, March 18, 2021.




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