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CBC students to learn about KRA via e-tax resources

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has signed an agreement with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to mainstream and disseminate tax education to learners in the country.

The partnership will see KRA develop exclusive tax e-resources for students in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), a significant step in simplifying tax concepts and integrating tax education into mainstream learning.

Under the partnership, signed on Tuesday, March 19, the authority will develop specialised digital resources focusing on key subjects such as economics, mathematics, English, Kiswahili and social studies.

KRA Commissioner General Humphrey Wattanga said such resources would provide students with a basic understanding of taxation, its purpose and its impact on individuals and society.

Mr Wattanga also stated that the agreement will highlight the importance of introducing tax education at an early age, which he believes will have a significant direct impact on individuals and society.

“By learning about taxes at an early age, students become more informed and responsible citizens, contributing to a long-term shift towards a society that values a fair and efficient tax system,” Mr Wattanga said.

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The Commissioner General also emphasised that the integration of tax education content into school curricula simplifies complex tax issues, which is key to changing the culture of paying taxes in the country.

The Commissioner General expressed optimism that the initiative will foster a sense of responsibility towards the tax system, ultimately leading to higher compliance rates.

During the meeting, TVET Senior Deputy Director Dr Samuel Obudho underscored the significant impact of working with the authority.

“This partnership provides an efficient platform for the KRA to reach out to a wide audience,” said Dr Obudho.

Dr Obudho emphasised that KICD will work closely with KRA to develop up-to-date digital content on tax literacy with simulation environments to positively influence learners’ perceptions and attitudes towards taxes.

The partnership will start with primary and secondary school students and progress to tertiary education, targeting potential taxpayers.
The initiative aims to engage the general public, whose role in tax matters is significant.

The e-content developed through this partnership will be targeted at junior and senior high school students, upper primary school students, primary school teacher trainees, secondary school teacher trainees, early childhood education teacher trainees, early childhood education students and the general public.