Airtel subscribers can now pay their taxes through their mobile money platform following a partnership with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), which will also see the telco grow its revenues.
Airtel is charging its subscribers between Sh10 to Sh270 depending on the amounts being paid through the platform.
The partnership also allows Airtel subscribers to inquire for KRA services, generate a KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money by simply dialling the short code *572#.
“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. This is expected to reduce the need to walk to KRA banking halls to queue to pay their taxes,” Adil El Youssefi, the Airtel Kenya chief executive officer said.
Currently KRA have availed Traffic revenue Service payments e-slip generation through mobile. These includes: 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.