Kenya Revenue Authority

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has flagged as fake a viral post on social media claiming that Till numbers are subject to taxation.

The taxman, in a response, to the post on the X clarified that it does not collect any such taxes.

“Beware of fraudsters purporting to do any of the above," the post reads.

KRA also advised Kenyans to verify any of its staff by visiting its website or by dialing *572#.

On the website, one is required to enter the staff’s national identification card and personal number.

The post shared by an X user alerted business owners that KRA was allegedly going after them as they will be required to pay a certain tax to access monies deposited through their Till numbers.

The circulation of the information came after KRA started implementing the new law on taxation as contaned in the Finance Act, 2023.

The changes affected the imposition of income tax, value-added tax, excise tax and various fees and penalties, as well as general tax compliance requirements.

Value-added tax includes increased rates on certain goods, exemptions for others, a zero rating for some supplies and a new deadline for remitting the tax.

New items and goods up to the value of $500 for each traveler are exempted from import tax.