Tax Evasion Takes Another Twist As KRA Now Focusing on County Government Tax Remittance

    KRA Commissioner James Githii Mburu.

    The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has shifted its focus on the county government for not adhering to the KRA policies as they deduct the tax from county government employees but they fail to remit the tax collected to KRA.

    The county governments now appear in the list the taxman is focusing on, this follows after a recent interview with one of the KRA bosses Commissioner James Githii Mburu.  

    Anonymous source from City Hall revealed that The Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been summoned to appear by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to appear before the KRA commissioner and explain where Ksh. 4.5 million that the county deducted from employees went to whose pocket since it was not remitted to KRA as required.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to appear before the commissioner on Thursday to justify where the PAYE and Withholding tax where about, PAYE is tax deducted from employees and Withholding tax is from the suppliers.

    At least other six counties to follow suit as they are the next to be probed for alleged failure to give seizer what belongs to seizer

    Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) boss said the country does not need to borrow if every Kenyan pays the required share of tax.

    All counties and county suppliers are currently under audit and if found guilty either will pay the tax or face tax evasion charges in court.

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