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STEP BY STEP in filing KRA returns—It’s Easy. Give it a try.

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The deadline for submitting Individual Income tax returns is June 30, 2020. You can file your returns from the comfort of your couch. Failure to do so one can attract a penalty of Ksh.2000 imposed on late filing.
Filing Individual Tax returns on iTax
Submission of income tax returns is an online process done via iTax
1. Open your browser and go to https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/
2. Enter your KRA PIN, click Continue. Enter Password and Security Stamp ( answer to arithmetic sum) and Click Log In
3. Go to Returns Menu and select ITR For Employment Income Only
4. Enter Return Period, select ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Do you have employment income?’ and Click ‘Next’
5. Under basic information, answer the questions asked appropriately and Click ‘Next’
6. Go to Section F, details of employment income and confirm the name and PIN of employer, Gross Pay and other allowances as per your P9 form.
7. Go to Sheet M, details of PAYE deducted, confirm Employer details, Taxable salary, chargeable pay, Tax payable on taxable salary and PAYE deducted. Details can be modified as per your P9.
8. Go to Section Q and capture a payment if any, made prior to the filing of the return.
9. Go to Section T, Tax Computation, Enter defined/pension contribution amount (as per your P9 actual contribution by employee) and personal relief. Click ‘Submit’ and download the E-return acknowledgment receipt.


Filing Nil returns
Nil income tax returns help the taxman identify all taxpayers that fall below the taxable income or are unemployed and earning no salary that include university students. The minimum taxable income in Kenya is Ksh. 12,000.
Here’s how to file KRA nil returns online:
1. Type ‘iTax’ on your Google search tax and click on the KRA iTax website www.itax.kra.go.ke
2. Enter your KRA PIN, click Continue. Enter Password and Security Stamp ( answer to arithmetic sum) and Click Log In
3. After logging in, scroll to the navigation bar and select ‘e-returns’, which will open a set of options. Underneath the options, scroll downwards and click on ‘file nil returns’.
4. AFTER Log in, update the professions menu then return to file NIL Return.
5. On the taxpayer PIN, insert your KRA pin and on the ‘Tax Obligation’ option insert ‘Income Tax resident.’ then submit.
6. Select Tax obligation and next fill in the returns period from and return period to will be populated obligation time frame then click submit button.
7. If the process is successful, an acknowledgement receipt of e-returns will appear following a successful submission message.
8. Download the returns receipt and you are done.

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