Taxman’s new mobile application laudable
By Daniel Murigi
| October 2nd 2016
The move by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to introduce
the excisable goods management system (EGMS) smart phone application for
verifying the authenticity of stamps on excisable goods is laudable.
What is even more impressive is the swiftness with which the
Authority moved to nip the fake stamps in the bud before the menace could
Consumers, distributors and retailers dealing in excisable
goods now have the power to verify the authenticity of the said products and
report to KRA in real time whenever they come across counterfeits.
Stakeholders in this industry all need to actively
participate in this noble cause which not only eradicates production of fake
goods but also reduces loss of revenue occasioned by presence of such goods.
Consumers, being the end users of these products need to be
at the forefront of supporting KRA’s fight against counterfeits and report such
incidences as provided for in the application.
Distributors and salespersons also need to take advantage of
this application as dealing in counterfeits, knowingly or unknowingly,
could have serious financial
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