Airtel Money customers can now pay taxes through the mobile platform
By just a dial of a short code, Airtel money customers will henceforth be in a position to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through the mobile money platform.
The revolutionary service provides Airtel Money customers in Kenya a convenient, flexible and time saving option for tax payment as they will no longer have to walk into KRA banking halls to queue to pay their taxes. Taxpayers who pay taxes using Airtel Money are assured that their payments will be cleared, processed and credited to the KRA account in real-time.
Mobile phone users will however not be in a position to generate KRA reference numbers for all the services but only traffic revenue PRNs by dialing *572# and selecting number 3 for e-slip generation. customs services e-slips are generated online from Simba Sysytem and domestic taxes e-slips are generated online from the iTax system.
Once the customer has generated a PRN on mobile, payment can now be made through the bank or mobile payments for payment amounts not more than Ksh 70,000. Currently, KRA has availed Traffic revenue service payments e-slip generation through mobile. This include
- Driving License application and renewal payments
- Mobile Vehicle Transfer
- Logbook payments and Motor vehicle inspection payments
The rest of the services require citizens to go to KRA website – iTax to generate an e-slip number that will facilitate payment through Airtel money.
For Simple Payments
To make payments using Airtel Money, simply dial *572# and select option 2 for payments, enter your PRN (e-slip number) any your secret Airtel Money PIN to complete the payment. An SMS notification will be sent from both Airtel Money and KRA to confirm successful payment.
KRA business systems are updated in real-time as soon as the taxpayer receives the confirmation messages. KRA services can be paid through Airtel Money for amount of up to Kshs140, 000 per day. Customers will foot all their transaction fees obtained during the process with very minimal rates that vary from Ksh. 10 to Ksh. 270 based on amounts being paid.