The deadline for acquiring a new ETR Machine with TIMS enabled features is 31st July 2022.
The Value Added Tax (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations, 2020 were gazetted on 25th September 2020 through a legal notice 189 of 2020 and introduced the Tax Invoice Management System (TIMS). The TIMS system is aimed at automating the VAT invoicing by transmitting validated electronic invoices to KRA on real time or near real time basis.
Kenya Revenue Authority through a public notice dated 9th July 2021 notified the public the roll out of the Electronic Tax Invoice pursuant to the provisions of the Value Added Tax (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations, 2020 which commenced on 1st August 2021. The registered person should comply with the provisions (buy new TIMS enabled ETR Machine / enable existing ETR Machine if compatible with TIMS) within a period of twelve (12) months, i.e. 31st July 2022.
Where a person is unable to comply with the regulations within the stipulated time, he may apply to the commissioner at least 30days before specified period for an extension of time which shall not exceed 6 months.
Effective 15th January 2022 supply of ETR machines that are not complaint with the Value Added Tax (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations, 2020 were discontinued.
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