We can collect revenue on behalf of counties, says KRA
SEE ALSO :KRA, two banks risk big loss at DeaconsThe sentiments come amid raging debate over the capacity of counties to ensure proper revenue collection, following recent reports that show dwindling revenue in counties despite increased revenue streams. There have been allegations that most counties could be declaring lower collection to give room for looting. Article 209 (3) empowers county governments to impose property rates and entertainment taxes. They can also impose charges for services provided. But despite most counties showing improved revenue collection, they are performing below their potential, making them heavily reliant on national government funding. Commissioner Mohammed Omar, heading Strategic Innovation and Risk Management, said they were working on a number of strategies. “Our aim is to reach 7 million active taxpayers, up from 3.9 million,” he said.