You can now pay your taxes via Airtel Money


Airtel Kenya has now made it possible for Kenyan citizens across the country to inquire for KRA services by using Airtel Money. By simply dialing the short code *572#, users will now be able to generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and even make quick simple payments through Airtel Money.

This new partnership with KRA according to Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi wiill usher in unparalleled customer convenience, stressing that the move is aimed at increasing Airtel Money customer satisfaction and convenience.

“Airtel will continue to partner with corporate and government entities as it seeks to revolutionize its services and more importantly provide customers with convenient, fast and secure options of transacting on Airtel Money,” said Mr. El Youssefi.

All services to be paid for require a KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number), which can either be acquired on their website -iTax or on mobile phone. Currently KRA have availed Traffic revenue Service payments e-slip generation through mobile. This includes: driving license application and renewal payments, mobile vehicle transfer,  logbook payments and motor vehicle inspection payments

The rest of the services require citizens to go to KRA website – iTax to generate an e-slip number that will facilitate payment through Airtel money.

Once users dial the *572# short code, they will be they will be required to select option 2 for payments, enter their PRN (e-slip number) any your secret Airtel Money PIN to complete the payment. An SMS notification will be sent from both Airtel Money and KRA to confirm successful payment.

KRA business systems are updated in real-time as soon as the taxpayer receives the confirmation messages. KRA services can be paid through Airtel Money for amount of up to Kshs140, 000 per day. The charges to the customers are very minimal and vary from Ksh. 10 to Ksh. 270 based
on amounts being paid.

Airtel Kenya said this revolutionary service provides Airtel Money customers in Kenya a convenient, flexible and time saving option for tax payment as they will no longer have to walk into KRA banking halls to queue to pay their taxes. It further says that taxpayers who pay taxes using Airtel Money are assured that their payments will be cleared, processed and credited to the KRA account in real-time.

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE

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