Its is very simple for you to file your tax returns without going to the Kenya Review Authority (KRA) offices every year.
Remember you need to submit your income tax returns by June 30th which is the deadline. Therefore through  KRA’s now famous platform known as iTax, you can comfortably file your returns.

If you file your returns late you will be required to pay a fine of ksh.2,000. So you can avoid incurring that fine by following the step-by-step guide below .

Filing Individual Tax returns on iTax

Filling individual tax return is an online process which is done on iTax. Below are the steps to guide you on how to go about it .

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.

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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

The minimum taxable income in Kenya is ksh.12,000. Therefore when filing nil return it means you fall below the above minimum taxable income or to some point you are not employed and hence  earning no salary for example college and university students.

Below is the procedure on how you should file nil returns

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

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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.

Filing PAYE (Pay As You Earn) returns

PAYE (Pay As You Earn) is a method of tax deduction from employees’ salaries or wages and it applies to all income from any office or employment.

The steps below will guide you on how to file KRA PAYE returns online .

1. Log on to https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/ from your browser

2. Enter your KRA PIN, click Continue. Enter Password and Security Stamp ( answer to arithmetic sum) and Click Log In

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3. Under the returns section, click on file returns then select income Tax followed by the PAYE option.

4. Click on the returns tabs and then the last item ITR for employment income

5. Fill in the sections marked with a red asterisk on Section A.

6. Then in section T only two sections are necessary section 1.1 and 2.5

7. Then Move to Section F fill out Total Employment Income.

8. Click on the section M tab and check that taxable salary, tax payable on taxable salary and tax deducted salary tally the information reflected on the P9.

9. Next in Section Q fill in the tax paid in advance if applicable. This is the last section of filling in the return. Once complimented click submit.

10. If successful you will get a tab saying, “return slip generated’. You can click on the download returns slip to get your slip.

Take note: The deadline for filing tax returns is on the 30th of June every year. Late filing of your tax returns will attract a fine of  Ksh. 2,000.

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