KRA statement on eTIMS confidential information in invoices

KRA statement on eTIMS confidential information in invoices

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has today issued a statement regarding the confidentiality of information in eTIMS invoices. Concerns had been raised on the confidentiality of patient information in invoices generated by doctors and medical practitioners using eTIMS. 

KRA statement on eTIMS confidential information 

The details captured in the invoices are transaction details that are normally captured in any invoice/receipt issued to a customer and need not include confidential information of taxpayers. KRA upholds the confidentiality of all information transmitted in line with the provisions of the Tax Procedures Act, 2015.

Invoices are issued as evidence of the occurrence of a business transaction, and to enable the service or good provider receive payment Tax is charged on income earned or accrued In instances where an invoice has been issued for a service/good whose cost is subsequently reduced, the supplier of the good/service can issue a credit note to reduce the value of the invoice accordingly. All eTIMS solutions have the capability to issue credit notes.

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