KRA eTIMS is an upgrade of TIMS(Tax Invoice Management System), offering a software solution that provides technological convenience to meet taxpayers’ compliance needs.
In a public notice, KRA said the new version will be available through three channels which will include an online portal, a mobile application, and an application that facilitates integration with existing billing systems.
The online portal will enable taxpayers to issue tax invoices and have them transmitted to KRA in real-time.
As for the mobile application, it will run on mobile phones and provide another avenue for issuing tax invoices.
Additionally, an application will be available to facilitate integration with businesses that prefer to continue using their existing billing systems.
KRA will provide eTIMSsoftware to taxpayers at no additional cost.
“We believe that this upgrade will significantly enhance the experience of our taxpayers in managing their tax invoices. It is our hope that this latest upgrade will streamline the process of managing tax invoices, making it easier and more efficient for our taxpayers,” said Acting Commissioner General Risper Simiyu.
Through integration with eTIMS, businesses will benefit from real-time invoice transmission providing accuracy in tax invoice declarations and reconciliation between filed returns and payments.
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KRA eTIMS system is also set to incorporate a Supply Chain Module (SCM) which will manage the taxpayer’s inventory thus providing visibility to taxpayer transactions from the point of acquisition to the point of sale increasing the compliance of taxpayers.
The version is set to complement the TIMS where businesses were expected to acquire internet-enabled tax registers (ETRs) which capture and send all real-time transactions to the taxman.
According to KRA Board Chair Anthony Mwaura, the integration of KRA eTIMS will eliminate the need for multiple purchases of ETR TIMS machines for businesses with more than one point of sale.
The new systems are aimed at enhancing VAT compliance, minimizing fiscal fraud, and increasing tax revenue in accordance with the VAT Regulations, 2020.