The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya, which became effective on 1st July 1995. The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya.
A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions to be implemented by KRA Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya .
The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance.
PURPOSE OF KRA
Assessment, Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.
The Authority is a Government agency that runs its operations in the same was as a private enterprise. In order to offer better single-window services to taxpayers, KRA is divided into five Regions as follows:
Headquarters – Times Tower, Nairobi
Central – Regional Headquarters in Nyeri
Northern – Regional Headquarters in Embu
North Rift Valley – Regional Headquarters in Nakuru
South Rift Valley – Regional Headquarters in Eldoret
Southern – Regional Headquarters in Mombasa
Western – Regional Headquarters in Kisumu