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KRA to hold Annual Tax Summit next week

The Annual Tax Summit 2022 will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) announced today.

KRA Deputy Commissioner Marketing and Communication Ms. Grace Wandera announced that the one day event, which was conceptualized in 2015 and has been active since then, will happen virtually.

In a slide show presented on her behalf by the Chief Manager of Public Relations and Communication for KRA Ms. Sheila Mugusia, Wandera invited the media and stakeholders to attend the said event.

“I would like to welcome you to the KRA tax summit that will take place on Tuesday October 11 of this year. The tax summit is the seventh of its kind since its inception. We are happy to state that the event will be fully virtual as we will engage with partners from all over the world,” she reiterated.

Wandera added that the theme of the event dubbed ‘Now and Beyond; Enhanced Service Delivery to Improve Tax Compliance’ was arrived at through this year’s objectives.

“The objectives of the Africa Tax Summit (ATS) 2022 involves improving Africa tax systems by sharing ideas and innovations, enhancing capacity of tax officials by continental interactions, creating a platform and establishing continental cooperative framework,” explained Wandera.

She stressed that the summit is important as it has helped KRA improve on their service delivery over the years.

“Since inception of the tax summit which happens annually, KRA has been able to enhance service delivery by improved customer relation managing system and developing a mobile service,” she said

According to Wandera, KRA has also expressed gratitude for their growth in service delivery through partnerships.

“We are glad to have partnered with Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to offer tax education and research through its integrated programme, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) in enhancing stakeholder communication and tracking progress on relationship,” she stated.

Wandera said that trading across borders has been made easier through the formation of One Stop Border Posts and the holding of bilateral meetings.

By Emmanuel Kipkoech and Edna Okoth

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