Joho’s Company In Battle With KRA For Sh90 Million Worth Of Taxes
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is now demanding Sh90 million worth of taxes owed by Portside Freight Terminal Ltd owned by family of Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho.
The freight firm has been issued with a notice to pay taxes for 4 years as from 2008 t0 2011.
The firm has denied claims of owing KRA and wants KRA prohibited from issuing the notices for the said years as well as to any of their directors, shareholders bankers or any of its creditors.
Aboubakar Joho, director of the firm said through an affidavit filed in court that KRA wanted him to appear before it.
According to the firm, KRA has no right to summon any of their directors as the law does not allow as no offence has been suspected or committed.
The firm further argued that, Tax Procedure Act, 2015 is applied where a taxpayer has not paid tax on its due date, after assessment.
In his affidavit, Joho added saying, “It is now apparent the respondent is vigorously pursuing some undisclosed ulterior concerns of its own against the applicant which has made the bringing of this application an imperative necessity.”
The firm is now seeking to order KRA to follow the law in matters of assessment and recovery of tax.
The case has been set for hearing on March 28,2017.