Linda Oguttu Claims KRA Beat Her With KSh 2M Back Taxes: ‘Mkuje Mnitembele Jela’

  • Linda Oguttu claimed that the Kenya Tax Authority’s iTax system indicated that she owed the tax officer KSh 2 million
  • The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Administrators Committee Secretariat said it had visited KRA’s offices to resolve the issue
  • KRA said it would pursue Kenyans and companies that don’t submit returns in a cleanup to boost sales

Veteran journalist Linda Oguttu has revealed that she has been hit with KSh 2 million in tax arrears by the Kenya Tax Agency (KRA) iTax scheme.

Linda Oguttu claimed she had outstanding tax arrears. Photo: Linda Oguttu.
Source: Facebook

Through a tweet shared on her Twitter profile on Friday, October 21, the head of the secretariat of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Janitors’ Committee said she panicked after learning of the huge crowd.

Linda said she rushed to the KRA offices to try and resolve the matter.

“System ya @KRACare says I owe 2 Mirrions… my friend ile mbio nimeenda nayo ofisi zao… Lakini KRA can give someone a heart attack. Anyway, here I am… let’s see where this will end. Mkuje mnitembelee jela pris,” she tweeted.

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The journalist did not reveal whether she submitted her tax returns.

When When he asked her for comment, she didn’t give details of the tax arrears.

“Have a nice evening,” she said.

KRA tries to catch tax cheats

In September, the tax officer launched a raid to catch tax fraudsters.

The agency said it will target Kenyans and companies that don’t file tax returns in a clean-up to boost revenue.

In a statement signed by Evans Nyakango on behalf of the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, KRA said taxpayers who have never filed a value-added tax (VAT) return and those who have consistently not filed any returns do not have new or amended VAT returns may submit .

“A significant number of taxpayers with VAT obligations are on the taxpayer register but either do not file their monthly VAT returns or do not file VAT returns consistently.

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William Ruto urges Kenyans to pay taxes

President William Ruto recently said all Kenyans must pay their share of taxes to run the government.

The leader of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) announced that he had spoken to the KRA about expanding the tax base.

“I have already discussed with the Kenyan tax authorities how the revenue can be increased. I pledge that we will work with you to enable Kenya to live within its means,” Ruto said.

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