Tax training

Small scale traders in Nakuru County have appealed to the income tax department to organise trainings for them on how to calculate and file tax returns.

The chairman of the small scale traders, Johnson Ndegwa, said a number of his members have no idea how to compute and return levy.

He was speaking Monday during a press conference in Nakuru town.

He said every end of government financial year, the traders spend a lot of money hiring accountants’ clerks, and cyber owners to assist them file the tax returns.

He urged the income tax department to introduce lessons on taxation in the school curriculum from upper primary in order to ensure that even drop-outs get a chance to learn the important information.

Although the government attaches a lot of prominence to taxation, it seems to be the preserve of the working class and businesses with high returns, and yet our members are expected to understand the jargon of tax returns without any formal training,” he said.

He urged Kenya Revenue Authority’s income tax department not to delete the pin numbers of the small traders, who may not have been filling tax returns before training them.

He added that the small traders who are commonly referred to as the informal traders, were ready and willing to pay taxes so that they can contribute to building the economy through paying taxes among others.

Source: Kenya News Agency