Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to Pay Tax Using Mpesa or Airtel Money

Kenya Revenue Authority recently introduced M-Service, a mobile phone based services platform. With M-Service, Kenyans can now pay their taxes via M-pesa or Airtel money. In addition to the payment of tax, there are a number of other services accessible via M-Service as follows:

  1. Domestic Taxes: Individual PIN Checker, Company PIN Checker, Tax Compliance Certificate Status Checker, Tax Station Enquiry.
  2. Customs Services: Clearing Agent Status, Manifest Status, Manifest Amendment Status, BL/AWB Status, IDF Status, Entry Status Validation, Direct Assessment Amount Payable, Temporary Car Exportation Status, Simba Entry Amount Payable, F147 Amount Payable, Simba Entry Payment Status, F147 Payment Status
  3. Traffic Revenue: Logbook Postage Status, Driving License Postage Status, Driving License Classes.

How to Access KRA M-Service

  • Dial *572# on your Safaricom or Airtel line.
  • Follow the prompts.

Paying Tax with M-Service

  1. To pay tax, you first need to generate a KRA Payment Reference Number (E-Slip Number) from the applicable system:
    • Domestic Taxes – go to iTax
    • Customs Services – go to Simba
    • Traffic Revenue – Dial the KRA USSD code *572# and selecting the E-Slip Generation self service menu.
  2. Safaricom MPESA using the Paybill option with KRA Business Number 572572. For account number, enter the KRA Payment Reference number you generated in step 2 above.
  3. Airtel Money by dialing the KRA USSD code *572# and select 2. Payment

Tips and Warnings

  • There is a network operator charge of 5/=.
  • Watch KRA's M-Service video below



Suggested Reading
How to File an Employment Income Tax Return

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