KRA de­nies it has in­creased im­port duty at Mom­basa

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

The Kenya Rev­enue Au­thor­ity has dis­missed claims by a sec­tion of im­porters that it has in­creased im­port duty at the Port of Mom­basa. KRA com­mis­sioner for cus­toms and bor­der con­trol Julius Musyoki yes­ter­day said the tax­man has only re­viewed its cargo val­u­a­tion process for im­ported goods, as it seeks to curb tax cheats who have de­nied the au­thor­ity rev­enue. Musyoki said im­porters have ma­nip­u­lated KRA sys­tems which has led to an in­crease in un­der­val­u­a­tion, mis-dec­la­ra­tion and con­ceal­ment of im­ported goods, in­clud­ing fal­si­fi­ca­tion of im­por­ta­tion doc­u­ments. “It is im­por­tant to note that Kenya Rev­enue Au­thor­ity has no man­date to in­crease duty as this is done through con­sul­ta­tive bud­get process, which is ap­proved by the coun­cil of min­is­ters of fi­nance un­der the East Africa Com­mu­nity,” Musyoki said.

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