Get to know How To Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form On iTax. The steps involved in downloading KRA Returns Excel Form.  

Today, I am going to share with you the steps that are involved in downloading the KRA Returns Excel form оп iTax. The 2018 KRA Returns Period ended on 31st June 2019 and if you didn’t file your KRA Returns, then definitely you received a penalty for late filing. 

If you did not manage to file your KRA Returns for 2018, you can check our article on How to Apply for KRA Waiver on the penalty for late filing of returns. 

Take into account that our main focus today is not on that issue but rather on the steps that are involved in downloading the Income Tax Resident Individual Form on iTax so as to enable filing of KRA Employment Returns. 

This article will mainly benefit those who are in employment and have the KRA P9 Form so as to enable them file their Income Tax Returns using the Excel sheet. Previously, I had shared with you the procedures on How to File KRA Returns using P9 Form (for those employed) and also How to File KRA Nil Returns (for those unemployed). You can refer to those two articles on the steps involved in filing KRA Returns. 

Back to our post, the KRA Income Tax Resident Individual Form can be downloaded on iTax if your KRA PIN is already updated on iTax. If your KRA PIN has net been updated on iTax, you can request for our KRA PIN Update Services here at Cyber.co.ke Portal

If you have forgotten your KRA PIN, no worries, you can request for KRA PIN Retrieval Services also. For those who have forgotten their iTax Password, you can check our article on How To Reset KRA iTax Password. If you no longer use the current email and want it to be changed, you can request for our KRA Change of Email Address Services. 

Now that you have that sorted, you can now begin the process of downloading the Income Tax Resident Individual Form on iTax. You need to take note that there are two KRA Returns forms on iTax. This includes:

  • Excel Return Form

  • ODS Return Form

The recommended and common is the Excel Return Form since majority of Kenyans know how to use the Microsoft Excel.  An ODS file is a spreadsheet created by the Calc program included with the Apache OpenOffice suite. It stores data in cells that are organized into rows and columns. 

So we are going tpo stick with the Excel Return Form. Now, let us dive into How To Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form On iTax. 

How To Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form On iTax

Step 1: Visit iTax Portal using https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

First and foremost, we need to visit the KRA iTax Portal using the link provided in the above description. 

visit itax portal

Step 2: Enter your KRA Number

Next, you will need to enter your KRA PIN Number. If you have forgotten it, you can place retrieval order here. Once you have entered your KRA PIN number click on the “Continue” button to proceed. 

enter your kra pin number

Step 3: Enter your KRA iTax Password and Security Stamp

In this step, you will be required to enter your KRA iTax Password. If you don’t remember your password, you can reset it by following our password reset guide. Once you have entered your password, click on the “Login” button.

enter your kra itax password and security stamp

Step 4: iTax Account iPage Dashboard

Once you have logged in successfully, you will be able to see your iTax Account iPage dashboard. This is as illustrated in the screenshot below. 

itax account dashboard

Step 5: Click on the Returns Tab then Click on File Returns 

Next, you will click on the “Returns” tab followed by the “File Returns ” tab. This is as shown below. 

click on the returns tab then file returns tab

Step 6: e-Returns 

In this section, fill in the tax obligation that you are filing the return for. In our case, it is Income Tax Resident Individual. Click on the “Next” button to proceed. 

kra ereturns

Step 7: Download KRA Income Tax Resident Individual Return Form (Excel) 

This is the last step whereby you will need to download the Income Tax Resident Individual Form. You need to download the Excel Form. 

download income tax resident individual form

You will obviously need Microsoft Office installed on you computer so as to open the Excel file. By default Macros on the Excel sheet in Microsoft Excel 2007 is disabled, so you will need to enable Macros on the Excel sheet. If you are using a higher version of Microsoft Office Suite such as Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016 or Office 2019 and above, it should open easily without asking you anything about enabling Macros.

Another issue that you may experience with the KRA Income Tax Resident Individual Form (Excel) if you are using Microsoft Office 2007 (most commonly used in Kenya), you might be required to download an addon to enable the KRA Excel Sheet open. 

>>>> Download 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) <<<<

And that is How To Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form On iTax. You need to ensure that you download the latest KRA Returns form from your iTax Account when you are filing your KRA Returns. 

Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form (Excel)

Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form (ODS)


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