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Club Highlights; Strathmore Tax Club Equips Members with Necessary Tax Skills

Strathmore Tax Club was established in 2012 in a joint effort between Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Strathmore University students who wished to raise awareness about taxation.

The Club began with 20 members five years ago, and has since grown popular. The Club seeks to facilitate the establishment of a tax system that assists the government in collecting tax revenues more efficiently.

Through the Club’s close working relations with KRA, Strathmore University was recently earmarked to offer full iTAX training, stemming from the fact that Strathmore was recognised as one of the top 10 leading private universities in Kenya. KRA officials have trained both staff and students in how to use the newly launched iTAX System, equipping them with the skills needed to file tax returns.

KRA also partnered with the Club in a move that saw 22 students assist taxpayers to file their tax returns, while stationed at various KRA offices across Nairobi. The exercise not only enriched students with knowledge but also gave them experience in taxation.

Last year, members of the Club presented research papers on taxation at a high-profile conference, 1st University Tax Summit, which was held in Nairobi. During the conference, participants                                                           discussed issues related to Tax Administration, Tax Base Enhancement, and Tax Culture. They also took part in a Tax Innovation Contest where students showcased their software applications.

In 2016, Strathmore Tax Club was voted Best Club of the Year in the Strathmore Sports and Clubs Awards.

Club members meet occasionally for team bonding sessions where they interact and plan activities for the year.

In an effort to provide service to society, and in accordance with Strathmore University 2015-2025 strategic plan, Strathmore Tax Club creates awareness about taxation in high schools through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. So far the club has managed to set up tax clubs in several high schools.

Strathmore Tax Club does not charge any registration fees for students interested in joining the Club.

For more information, contact the club through taxclub@strathmore.edu

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