To file your KRA Itax returns, you will need to access your KRA iTax login Portal account. To do this, you will need to have your KRA pin number and password. If you have forgotten your KRA pin number you will be required to visit KRA offices in your neighbourhood or the Huduma centre near you.
The Government of Kenya has mandated that any person above the age of 18 years should acquire an Identity Card which will enable him/her to apply for the very important KRA pin. Even College and University students are required to apply for the KRA iTax Pin in order to be advanced the HELB loan. He/she is also obligated to file back the KRA itax returns every year.
To file back KRA iTax Returns every year is a right and an obligation of every adult citizen in Kenya who has registered for KRA pin number.
To access to KRA iTax login page follow this link KRA login Website
The KRA iTax Returns procedure below is for employees and staff with employment income. i.e. Individuals who will be issued with KRA P9 Form by their employers.
How to file your KRA iTax Returns Online for employees with Employment Income
The process is quite simple nowadays. You need to have the following documents and information
1. Employer information for the employed individuals
2. Employer’s PIN
3. Financial Statements
4. Insurance Premium Certificate/ PIN of Underwriter/Mortgage interest certificate where applicable
5. Withholding tax certificates where applicable
7. Any other documents relating to income you received or deductions you need to claim
After you make sure you have all the relevant documents, proceed with the process below;
1. Visit the KRA iTax online portal website at https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/
2. At the KRA iTax portal login page enter your KRA Pin number, password and the answer to the security question
3. After login in, go to returns tab and click ‘ITR for Employment income Only‘
4. Then in the new window, fill all the fields marked with an asterix (*) in section A. Click next.
5. In section ‘T’ for Tax computation only two items are necessary if your employer has correctly submitted your taxes,
6. Defined Pension Contribution (Total pension contributed by the employee)
7. Personal relief for the whole year which should be to a maximum of Ksh. 13944. Click Next.
8. In section ‘F’ Details of employment Income, scroll yo the bottom of the page and confirm if as per the p9 form, the Gross pay is correctly entered. You can click on modify if your employer returned for less than 12 months. Click next.
9. In section ‘M’ – Details of PAYE deducted at source from salary – confirm that all the details indicated with an asterix (*) are correctly indicated as per what is given in the P9 form. You can modify if necessary. Click next.
10. in Section ‘Q1’ – Details of income tax paid in advance – Fill in the details if they are applicable to you. This is the last step of the return. Click ‘Submit’.
11. Download the copy of the submitted returns for safekeeping.
How to file KRA Tax Returns Online in Kenya for People With Business Income
Before filing back your KRA iTax Returns online, you are required to have all the necessary documents regarding your business. Then
- Visit the KRA iTax online portal website at https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/
- At the KRA iTax portal login page enter your KRA Pin number, password and the answer to security question
- Click on ‘e-Returns’ or hover on ‘Returns’ on the navigation bar and click on ‘File Returns’
- Select the type, Enter your taxpayer’s PIN and select the Tax obligation applicable to you before clicking on ‘Next’
- The next page will walk you through the filling process. Basically, you just need to click on the links provided to either download the KRA iTax Returns form in Excel or ODS
- You need to enable macros to be able to ‘Validate’ and Zip your File. MACROS are inbuilt formulae in Excel that should be enabled once you download the return so that you can be able to fill in the details of the return. Enabling MACROS is on the read me section of the return and it gives you a step by step guide depending on the Excel version you have.
- Fill out all the applicable areas in the downloaded tax returns form and save your document in your computer.
- Return to the page and select the period for which you are filling the returns, upload the zipped filled out iTax Returns form, agree to the terms and select ‘Submit’.
- When asked whether you would like to upload the file, click on ‘OK’
The deadline for filing back KRA iTax Returns is on 30th June of the following year. For example if you are filing returns for the year ended 31st December, 2019, the deadline will be 30th June, 2020.
For any questions or assistance, you can visit any Huduma Center near you or Contact KRA Offices Counrywide
KRA iTax Forms Download
You can download these forms from this link
- T.CC 1 – Tax Compliance Certificate Application Form
- Application Form for Amnesty for Citizens in Diaspora
- I.T.1 – Individual Income Tax Returns
- I.T.1 – Non-Resident Individual Returns
- I.T.2C – December Cases Returns
- I.T.2P – Partnership Returns
- List of PAYE Forms Used by Employers
- User Guide for Filing Individual Returns Online.