KRA Catches Big Fish in The Ongoing Crackdown
Over 25,000 pieces of counterfeit exercise stamps and 5,000 bottles of sky-falls drinking water were found by KRA investigators at a water refilling plant in the Industrial Area, Nairobi County.
The proprietor of Tabito Packaging and Suppliers has been arrested for the fake stamps saying that the excise duty had been paid. KRA is following up on the source of the forged excise stamps.
"Possession or use of fake excise stamps is illegal under the Excise Duty Act, 2015 and the Excise Duty (Excisable Goods Management System) Regulations, 2017," a statement by KRA in a press release today.
The government agency added that; any purified and bottled water for sale is excisable and KRA is the only agency allowed to issue excise stamps. Each stamp at Ksh 0.50 for water bottles while excise license can be applied through iTax under the registration tab.
The crackdown is ongoing to ensure all laws are followed and protect revenue.
"A team of KRA Nairobi County revenue officials is on a 10-day activation exercise across the county in conjunction with officers from the Nairobi City County Government as the renewal of county permits and licenses continues," a press statement made on 18th March.