Deregistration/Cancellation of Tax Obligations

Deregistration/Cancellation of Tax Obligations

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) through the notice published in their website notified the public that taxpayers who are registered under a tax law are required to file their returns and account for taxes due under the respective tax laws.

KRA has noted that there are persons who though registered for tax, have perennially failed to file their tax returns or account for taxes. Where such persons are no longer required to be registered for tax, they should notify the Commissioner of the same for purposes of deregistration in line with the provisions of Sections 10 and 14 of the Tax Procedures Act, 2015. Failure to notify the Commissioner, within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice, the Commissioner shall proceed with the deregistration process and notify the persons accordingly.

The Commissioner shall notify the affected taxpayers of the intention to deactivate/cancel their registration, via their iTax registered email addresses.

Where a person is deregistered, the cancellation of the person’s registration shall take effect from the date specified in the notice of cancellation. Notwithstanding the cancellation of registration, the person shall be liable for any act done or omitted while registered.

Taxpayers are also encouraged to take advantage of the Voluntary Tax Disclosure Program to disclose tax liabilities that were previously undisclosed to the Commissioner for the purpose of being granted relief of penalties and interest on the disclosed taxes

Source: KRA Public Notices

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