June 24, 2024
How To File Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) Returns Online

How To File Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) Returns Online

This is a step-by-step guide for filing KRA returns online. Every person with a KRA PIN is required to file his or her tax returns at the end of each fiscal year.

Those who are unemployed and have no meaningful source of income must file nil returns.

The process takes little time because it is completed online using the iTax platform. 

Persons with disabilities are exempt from paying taxes on their first Kshs 150,000 of monthly income.

Steps to file KRA Returns Online

1. Go to the KRA iTax website https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

2. Log in to the iTax portal with your KRA PIN and password

3. Scroll to the navigation bar and select Returns. Scroll downwards and click on file returns.

4. A page containing the various types of taxes to be paid will appear. Select the appropriate tax obligation for you, then click Next. 

5. Your applicable tax form will appear, depending on the tax obligation you chose in the previous step. 

6. The tax form displayed has detailed instructions that will walk you through the filling process. 

7. The instructions page will open, with links to download the tax form in Excel and ODS format. Download and open the template, or save it to your device.

8. Correctly fill in the required information on the downloaded form and save the document.

9. Enable macros to validate and zip your file.

10. Go back to the iTax file returns page and select the period for which you are filing the tax returns.

11. Upload the file (zip file), agree on the terms and conditions.

12. Click on submit. A pop-up message will appear to confirm whether you want to upload the form. Click ok.

13. A message will be generated confirming whether your return has been successfully submitted.

How To File Nil Returns

1. Go to the KRA iTax website https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

2. Log in using your KRA PIN and password. Correctly answer the security question that will be asked, then click log in.

3. Scroll to the navigation bar then select Returns. Different options will be displayed. Select the file nil returns option.

4. A tax obligation page will appear. Enter your KRA PIN. Click on Income tax resident. Click next to proceed.

5. Select the returns period then click on submit.

6. A successful submission message will pop up with an acknowledgment number.

7. Download and print the return acknowledgment receipt.

How To File Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) Returns Online

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