June 24, 2024
THE TAXMAN: Last-minute Tax Return Filing Tips in Kenya

THE TAXMAN: Last-minute Tax Return Filing Tips in Kenya

Have you filed your tax return? Here are some last-minute tips.

Individuals and corporate entities with a December year-end must file their annual tax returns.

The returns must be filed through the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) online iTax platform.

Ms. Grace Wandera, KRA Marketing and Communication Deputy Commissioner, attributed the increase in return filings to the iTax system’s current stability. 

Taxpayers with employment income only can submit their returns through iTax using the web-based pre-populated income tax return labeled ‘ITR for employment income only’.

Individual taxpayers who have other income in addition to their employment income must download the excel income tax return to make their declarations.

Individuals who did not earn income in the year 2023 are reminded to file a Nil Return. KRA has implemented virtual support measures for taxpayers who may require assistance during the filing season.

THE TAXMAN: Last-minute Tax Return Filing Tips in Kenya
THE TAXMAN: Last-minute Tax Return Filing Tips in Kenya

Taxpayers should contact KRA via the Contact Centre at 0711-099-999 or 020 4 999 999, send an email to callcentre@kra.go.ke, or use our official social media pages for assistance.

KRA has also conducted aggressive campaigns on broadcast, print, and social media platforms, providing step-by-step instructions for filing tax returns. 

Many Kenyans continue to procrastinate on filing their tax returns.

As you make a last-minute dash, keep in mind that failure to file by the due date results in a default late penalty of 20,000 shillings for a company and 2,000 shillings for an individual, according to Section 83 of the Tax Procedures Act, 2015.

THE TAXMAN: Last-minute Tax Return Filing Tips in Kenya

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