Kenya Revenue Records 31% Growth Through Out of Court Tax Dispute Deals

Kenya Revenue Records 31% Growth Through Out of Court Tax Dispute Deals (News Central TV)

Kenya Revenue Authority’s out-of-court negotiations recorded a 31 per cent growth, resolving 319 cases in the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year compared to 243 in the same period last year.

KRA collected Sh10.493 billion through the Alternative Dispute Resolution compared to Sh9.447 billion collected during a similar period in the Financial Year 2020/2021.

KRA Commissioner legal services Paul Matuku on Monday said the ADR has seen the average time taken to resolve tax disputes drop by more than 50 per cent from 90 to 42 days.

KRA received 559 out of court tax disputes applications between July and December 2021 compared to 493 cases received in 2020, a 13 per cent growth.

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The tax agency attributed the growth in the number of applications to ADR to the increase in the number of taxpayers embracing out of court negotiations.

According to the Tax Procedures Act, cases under discussion outside of the Tax Appeals Tribunal or Courts should be resolved within 90 days.


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