VAT return to be pre-filled with tax information from Feb, KRA says

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Monday, February 12 announced that VAT return will now be pre-filled with tax information available to KRA with effect from the February 2024 tax period and not the January 2024 tax period as earlier communicated.

This adjustment, the tax collector says, is intended to ensure that all Value Added Tax (VAT) claims are supported by valid TIMS/eTIMS generated tax invoices since any input VAT claim that is not validated through TIMS/eTIMS or against existing customs import declarations for import VAT claims will not be allowed.

“In this regard, we remind all Taxpayers of their obligation to issue electronic tax invoices and transmit the invoice details to KRA,” KRA says.

KRA is also advising all VAT registered Taxpayers to proceed and file their January 2024 VAT self-assessment returns by 20th February 2024.

“Further, we remind Taxpayers that upon roll out of the simplified VAT return, they will be required to confirm the accuracy of the declaration before submission of the return. We will continue to sensitize Taxpayers on the simplified VAT Return filing process and to support and facilitate all Taxpayers to comply with the electronic tax invoicing requirements,” KRA adds.

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