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Kenya TIMS VAT e-invoicing 2020

  • Aug 19, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Kenya is progressing towards the launch of electronic invoice clearing in 2020.

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) is piloting real-time invoice registration and validation terminals at participating tax payers' businesses. Draft invoices must be submitted to a government-supplied terminal for electronic submission to the KRA’s Tax Invoice Management System (TIMS). A unique identification number is returned via TIMS, and must then be included on the sales invoice for issuance to the customer.

It is expected that a Ksh 5million turnover threshold per month will be put in place for smaller businesses. The TIMS may be incorporated into electronic cash registers or accounting systems.

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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