Online businesses have disrupted the old order across a wide range of sectors, with models that are platform-centered, which have proven successful however there’s a problem here; not all online businesses pay taxes. Taxes that would otherwise fund many services. (From paying government workers to the facilitation of safety and maintenance of the roads, Uhuru park etc etc and that is why, Kenya revenue Authority would be after YOU, the online business owner!
On its website, KRA stated that some traders carry out online businesses and do not file returns or pay taxes on the transactions.
“KRA would like to advise that unless income or supply is expressly exempt in the law, appropriate taxes should be paid,” part of the notice read.
KRA has gone ahead to invite taxpayers who need assistance to enable them to declare taxes for a sensitization program.
HERE IS THE NOTICE;