Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Kenya

The e-invoicing system in Kenya is called Tax Invoice Management System (TIMS) and requires VAT-registered companies to report each transaction in real-time to the KRA tax authority.

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) 

Obligation

Obligation

All taxpayers subject to VAT must comply with the obligation as of July 31, 2022.

Required Administrative Transactions

Required Administrative Transactions

Taxpayers must be registered for VAT following the VAT Act 2013 regulations and have an invoicing system capable of transmitting electronic invoices to the KRA.

Format

Format

JSON

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Mandatory

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

Electronic invoices must be sent to the KRA through a device called a Control Unit, which performs validation, encryption, signing, sending, and storage of the documents.

Print format

Print format

PDF

Archiving

Archiving

5 years

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Common questions

This code enables the unequivocal identification of the invoice, and it also guarantees its integrity. The CUFE is encrypted through a SHA384 algorithm and is made up of data from the invoice and the technical key.

The digital signature is generated through a digital certificate issued by a certification authority accredited by the national accreditation organism (ONAC). EDICOM is authorized by the ONAC as a certification authority for the issuance of electronic certificates like the digital signature.

The RADIAN system was created by the DIAN to commercialize electronic invoices in Colombia. The RADIAN gives them value as a financial asset as long as they are registered and validated through the RADIAN platform. The government expects to facilitate the search and traceability of these documents through its platform.

Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

The technical and legal requirements for e-Invoicing are different in each country. If you want to know the details and tax obligations of any particular country, just click on the map or choose a country from the dropdown list.