The county committed to make a part payment of the amount that the taxman is demanding from Governor Mike Sonko’s administration. Some of the taxes the NCG failed to remit are Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Income Tax, Withholding Income Tax and Withholding VAT.
KRA confirmed through a statement that the county executive in charge of Finance Charles and Governor Sonko were the top county officials who attended the meeting.
The two were put through a chronology of events that led to the accumulation of the debt; it was noted that some of the tax arrears were accrued during Evans Kidero’s reign.
Mike Sonko agreed to ensure that they are up to date with remittance of withholding taxes after being informed that failure to remit taxes was putting suppliers in an awkward position when they file their tax returns.
“Taxpayers are encouraged to pay their taxes in time and remain compliant with tax laws in order to avoid punitive enforcement actions, including prosecution,” said David Yego, the commissioner for investigations and enforcement.
Other county governments were also summoned last week by the taxman over non-remittance of tax. Some of them are Kiambu County Kshs. 3.2 Billion; Kilifi County Ksh.2 billion, Migori county Ksh.1.3 billion.
“KRA is committed to building taxpayers’ trust through facilitation to foster compliance with tax and customs legislation.
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