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KRA iTax – How to freely File Nil Return from your Phone or Laptop

Every Kenyan with a Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number(KRA PIN) is required to file tax return annually.
Comrades and other unemployed persons are to file nil returns. This enables KRA to know that their annual income is below the taxable income limit.
Effective from 2017, failure to file tax return leads to a fine of Ksh 20,000 for every year you fail to file your return.

STEP 1
-Visit the iTax portalHere
-Enter your 11 digit PIN in the empty tab and press on Continue.
-Enter your Password and the answer to the security stamp. Click login when done.
-In case you forgot Password, click on Forgot Password and a new password is sent to the e-mail used for registration.

STEP 2
-Long Click on Returns in the red menu at the top. Click OK on the error message to make it disappear.
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-Click on File Nil Return in the drop-down menu that appears.
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-Set:
Type:Self
Taxpayer PIN: Your PIN
Tax Obligation: Income Tax- Resident
Individual
Click next to continue.
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STEP 3
-Enter your PIN
-Enter wife’s PIN(leave blank if not married.)
-Enter return period.
-For first time return, enter registration date as the start date.
-For subsequent return, use 1st January as the start date.
-The end date is automatically generated.
-Click submit then OK on the pop-up message.
-If successful, an e-return acknowledgement receipt is generated.
-Download the receipt for future reference.

The entire process should take around 15 minutes when using a stable internet connection.

KRA TAX RETURN DEADLINE
The deadline for filing your tax return is always 30th June every year. This is the end of Financial year for East African countries.
Taxpayers should file their return on or before the date.
To avoid data traffic jam during the rush hour towards the deadline, taxpayers should file their return at the beginning of the year.

 

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