Kenya Revenue Authority demands KSh 8.5 b withholding tax arrears from SportPesa
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has demanded KSh 8.59 billion withholding tax arrears from top betting firms SportPesa and Betin Kenya as the taxman moves to tighten the noose on the necks of tax evaders.
The authority also declared Safaricom as the collecting agent for Pevans East Africa and Gamcode Limited which trade under brand names SportPesa and Betin respectively.
Kenya Revenue Authority demanded KSh 8.5 billion from Sportpesa and Betin this being withholding tax arrears to be paid by Safaricom, the collecting agent for the two betting firms.
The taxman reportedly penned a demand letter to Safaricom in June 2019 asking the telecom giant to immediately remit KSh 8.59 billion withholding tax arrears from SportPesa and Betin being their collecting agent.