KIMEUMANA…KRA targeting those living lavishing lifestyles on social media

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Kenya Revenue Authority commissioner Githii Mburu now says they will be checking  if the Kenyan lifestyles on facebook, instagram, snapchat and twitter matches their taxes.

“In the social media, we have some people posting some nice things. You would see some posting nice shoes, nice houses, cars taking their families to nice places,” Mburu told Business Daily during an interview.

“Here we are not sleeping, when we see those, we see taxes.”

He said they have officers who focus on smoking out tax cheats through various social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, snapchat and Twitter.

“Our officers have gadgets. When they see a big car passing, they key in the number plates to check. We are working exceptionally hard,” said the Commissioner.

This will be a big blow for the Kenyans who live lavish lifestyles on different social media platforms posting everything they do wether on vacations and any event they get to attend.

Kenya has been  reported to be losing hundreds of billions in lost tax revenue arising out of tax evasion schemes annually.

Mburu said the authority recorded impressive performance of 108.5 per cent, and growth of 23.3 per cent, sustaining positive performance into Quarter Two of the Financial Year 2021-22.

He said the authority commenced the new financial year on an upward trajectory after surpassing its July-September target of Sh461.65 billion by Sh15 billion, recording a 30 per cent growth.

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