Regulatory updates - Kenya

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements.

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements for Kenya.
November 23 2023

Mandatory e-invoice onboarding via eTIMS for non-VAT registered businesses

Non-VAT-registered taxpayers in Kenya will be required to use eTIMS as of 1 January 2024.

May 19 2023

Mandatory e-invoice roll-out via eTIMS for VAT-registered taxpayers

As of 1 June 2023, VAT-registered taxpayers must accept e-invoices through the eTIMS online platform.

March 15 2023

KRA launches new eTIMS functionalities for transmission of invoices via digital devices

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has unveiled a new technology to help Kenyan businesses transmit tax invoices in real time and at their convenience.

October 6 2022

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) postpones the deadline for TIMS rules

On 22 September 2022, the KRA released a public notice, informing taxpayers they would be given more time to comply with the Tax Invoice Management System (TIMS) regulations.

August 29 2022

Kenya exempts non-resident suppliers of digital services from electronic tax invoice issuance

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has clarified that non-resident businesses supplying digital services are exempt from issuing electronic tax invoices.

October 25 2021

KRA takes further measures to help taxpayers comply with VAT requirements

The Kenya Revenue Authority has published a list of approved manufacturers and suppliers of Electronic Tax Registers to facilitate compliance with the new VAT or ETI (Electronic Tax Invoice) rules.

August 4 2021

Kenya extends the time to fulfil the VAT (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations, 2020

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced that the new Electronic Tax Invoice roll-out shall begin on 1 August 2021.

August 6 2019

Kenya advances electronic invoicing regulations

Kenya is the latest country looking to regulate its invoice issuance process by implementing its own Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC).

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

Clearance (hardware based)

Mandatory Infrastructure:

- Hardware: TIMS

- Software: eTIMS

Mandatory Format:

Local XML

Mandatory for Issuing:

All suppliers

Mandatory for Receiving:

No explicit requirements

eSignature:

Mandatory

Archiving Period:

5 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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