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KRA, KICD to equip learners with digital tax resources

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has embarked on an initiative that will enhance tax literacy especially among learners.

The authority has partnered with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to offer students under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) tax literacy digital content.

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Through the use of technology, KRA will develop specialized digital resources that will simplify tax concepts and integrate tax education into the mainstream learning.

KRA Commissioner, Humphrey Wattanga said that tax has a significant direct impact on individuals and society and therefore integrating tax education content into curricula simplifies complex tax issues, which is pivotal for transforming the tax-paying culture in Kenya.

“By learning about taxes at an early age, students become more informed and responsible citizens contributing to a long-term shift towards a society that values a fair and efficient tax system,” said Wattanga.

He further expressed his optimism that this initiative will foster a sense of responsibility towards the tax system which will ultimately lead to higher tax compliance rates.
TVET Senior Deputy Director, Samuel Obudho underscored the significant impact of the collaboration between KICD and KRA.

“This partnership provides an efficient platform for KRA to reach a wide audience. KICD will work closely with KRA to develop up-to-date tax literacy digital content with simulation environments, aiming to positively influence learners’ perceptions and attitudes towards taxes,” said Obudho.

The specialized digital resources will focus on key subjects such as Business Studies, Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, and Social Studies for primary and secondary school students and will later progress to tertiary education further targeting potential taxpayers.

KRA aims to ensure compliance with tax obligations by equipping students with the skills that will help them navigate the tax landscape effectively.

Sally Namuye
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