The Kenya Revenue Authority is an agency mandated by the government of Kenya to collect custom duty in Kenya as well as domestic taxes within Kenya. KRA in Kenya uses an integrated tax management system to provide effective and efficient services to Kenya taxpayers. The integrated tax management system used by Kenya Revenue Authority usually gives a single view of all tax payers’ details as well as the tax payment they are obligated to. The integrated tax management system was introduced in Kenya after the introduction of the domestic tax department by Kenya Revenue Authority. The Kenyan taxing system has led to improved services within the revenue collection unit.
The Kenya Revenue Authority was formed in July 2005 to help the government of Kenya in tax collection. The KRA revenue authority in Kenya collects taxes such as customs tax, income tax as well as value added tax on selected goods. Since the inception of the Kenya Revenue Authority, the government of Kenya has been able to provide much needed services to citizens of Kenya such as provision of free primary education in Kenya. The Kenya local taxes collected provide for over 90% funding of proposed budgets annually.
The Kenya Revenue Authority has its headquarters in Nairobi. The KRA headquarters in Nairobi is the Times Tower building located along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi and the authority is main occupant. Construction of Times Tower in Nairobi was completed in 1999 making it the tallest building in East Africa and Central Africa, a position formerly held by the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) in Nairobi. Times Tower in Nairobi is opposite Kenya Poly University in Kenya and near Central Bank of Kenya in Nairobi.
Kenya Revenue Authority is a popular employment authority in Kenya for young and fresh graduates from Universities in Kenya. The KRA authority in Kenya usually advertises graduate clerk training roll outs in Kenya every year that invite over 5,000 applications from Kenya. The applicants of KRA jobs in Kenya then go through aptitude tests over the different stages as a means of elimination to get to a manageable number. The Kenya Revenue Authority is one of the best paying organizations in Kenya.
The Kenya Revenue Authority also supports a Kenyan football team known as the Kenya Revenue Authority F.C that usually competes alongside other football teams in the Kenya Premier League.