Requirements for Uptake of the Electronic Tax Invoice


The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) wishes to notify all VAT registered taxpayers and the public that the new Electronic Tax Registers (ETRs) that are compliant with the Tax Invoice Management System (TIMS) are now subject to an automated activation process through the iTax System. In this regard, KRA will no longer issue approval letters for the purchase of non TIMS compliant ETRs to newly VAT registered taxpayers or taxpayers intending to replace their existing ETRs.

Consequently, suppliers of ETRs are notified to cease supply of Electronic Tax Registers that are not compliant with the Value Added Tax (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations, 2020 effective 15th January 2022.

KRA takes this opportunity to thank all the VAT registered taxpayers who have come on board as early adopters and are already generating and transmitting Electronic Tax Invoices to KRA. For any clarifications or further guidance you may reach us on Email:

 Commissioner for Domestic Taxes