The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has unveiled a new website (https://iwhistle.kra.go.ke) where Kenyans can report tax cheats.
In the website, Kenyans can report several tax offenses including ; failure to pay taxes, tax fraud, providing wrong data while filing annual returns among others.
In a bid to encourage more Kenyans to report tax cheats, KRA has put together an incentive for persons who file reports on the website.
According to KRA, the reward is dependent on collection of revenue on tax fraud/Tax evasion schemes. The reward includes whichever is less of, 5% of the taxes or duties so recovered or Kshs 2 million per case.
While the platform guarantees for anonymity, anyone seeking to be rewarded must forego their anonymity and will be required to provide their bank and personal details.
Requirements for reporting a tax cheat
When reporting a tax cheat, one needs to provide; Financial Records (Profit and Loss, Audited accounts), bank statements, bank details, Paybill details, till numbers, pin number, location of the business or offender, and mobile contacts of the violator.
According to KRA, an investigation takes 60 working days for completion timelines. However, investigation/auditing for collection of taxes can go beyond the above to a maximum of two years depending on the nature of the case.