The Kenya Revenue Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the county government of Laikipia in a bid to ease revenue collection.
Head of domestic taxes department commissioner Benson Korongo signed the agreement with Governor Joshua Irungu.
Korongo noted that the exercise will necessitate bringing services closer to the tax payer and at the same time warned that it will be very expensive for those who seek not to comply.
He said that the Authority has completely restructured and reengineered the process of delivering the mandate of revenue mobilization in the country and it will make it easy and less expensive to comply.
The commissioner noted that the Authority will employ the same effort in getting those seeking not to comply, adding that it would be very expensive and uncomfortable.
Korongo noted the Authority is seeking to facilitate, trust and work closely with the public to make it easy to comply.
He noted that it was the duty of every Kenyan and different players in the economy to pay taxes both at the national and county levels.
Laikipia County was the fourth in signing the memorandum after Kiambu, Machakos and Makueni, Korongo noted.
Governor Irungu said his administration was ready to offer a piece of land in Rumuruti township to KRA where it can build offices.
Irungu noted that services will be brought closer to people and enhance promote investment in the region.
Laikipia County Revenue Board Chief Executive Officer Elijah Kamunya, Finance CEC Mwariri Wanjiru and Chief Officer Henry Kimani witnessed the ceremony at the governor’s office in Nanyuki town.