More Kenyans have filled their annual tax returns this year as compared to the previous years.
A spot check by Citizen Digital revealed low activities at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) support centers compared to same time last year.
Close to 4 million Kenyans are registered on the iTax platform with KRA now saying that only a quarter of this number have not filled their returns.
The improved filing rate exemplified by low turnouts this year, a clear contrast from 2018 when days to the June 30th deadline, Kenyans thronged the centres to beat the date.
“I am shocked that the line is not as long as I anticipated , this year there are very few people compared to previous years,” said Jonah Koech – Taxpayer.
“I came in a few minutes ago and am confident I will be finished soon,” he added.
In Mombasa the situation was the same with KRA attributing the trend to increased mobile and online filing of returns by many tax payers.
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