KRA to List Huduma Namba holders as taxpayers

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Every Kenyan with a Huduma Namba will automatically be registered as a taxpayer upon attaining 18 years of age, a new bill proposes.

A new bill proposes that every Kenyan with a Huduma Namba will automatically be registered as a taxpayer once reaching 18 years.

The Huduma Bill 2021 reads in part that every resident individual who has enrolled into the National Integrated Identity Management System, shall by default be a registered taxpayer upon attaining the age of eighteen years.

The Bill further reads, the Huduma Namba assigned to an individual under the Huduma Act, 2021, shall serve as the PIN for the purposes of tax law.

Presently, persons are registered as taxpayers only upon obtaining a tax Personal Identification Number (PIN).

The bill further provides that a refugee would be eligible to be assigned with a Huduma Namba and be issued with a Huduma card.

The proposed law further states that a Huduma Namba issued to an individual will also be used to access any service under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The bill among many other proposals, repeals the Births and Deaths Registration Act, the Registration of Persons Act, and Kenya Citizens and Foreign Nationals Management Service Act, 2011.

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