Have you filed your KRA Returns but forgot to download the KRA Returns Receipt? Learn How To Download KRA Return Receipt On KRA Portal.
Filing of KRA Returns is an important thing amongst taxpayers in Kenya. So, whether you are employed or unemployed, as long as you have a valid KRA PIN, then you are required to file your KRA Returns on or before the elapse of the set KRA Returns Deadline by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
So, whether you are Filing KRA Nil Returns or if you are filing KRA Employment Returns on KRA Portal, the last step will be to download the KRA Return Receipt (KRA Returns Receipt). Downloading the KRA Return Receipt is very important as it serves as the final proof and documentation that a taxpayer has successfully filed his or her KRA Returns on KRA Portal. Thus the KRA Return Receipt serves as a final confirmation of the same.
Assuming you filed your KRA Returns but forgot to download the KRA Returns Receipt, what do you do? Well in this article, you will learn the steps involved in How To Download KRA Return Receipt On KRA Portal. By the end of this article, you will have learnt and known the necessary steps that you need to follow so as to be able to download your KRA Return Receipt on KRA Portal much easier.
The KRA Return Receipt is a document that is generated by the KRA Portal that shows that an an application for KRA Returns has been successfully submitted to Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for processing and approval by the taxpayer. The KRA Returns Receipt serves as an acknowledgement that KRA has received the filed and submitted Tax Return that a taxpayer has submitted using KRA Portal.
Downloading KRA Return Receipt on KRA Portal is much easier if you know the process, steps and procedure that you are supposed to follow. But above all that, you need to ensure that you have with you the KRA Portal login credentials that comprises of the KRA PIN Number and KRA Password. Once you have the two credentials with you, then you can easily follow the step by step procedure that is outlined in this article on How To Download KRA Return Receipt On KRA Portal.
Requirements Needed To Download KRA Return Receipt
To be able to download KRA Return Receipt on KRA Portal, there are two important requirements that you need to ensure that you have with you. This includes; KRA PIN Number and KRA Password. These two play an important role as you will need them in order to login to KRA Portal so as to be able to download KRA Returns Receipt on KRA Portal.
Just as I have mentioned above, to be able to download your KRA PIN Certificate using KRA Portal, you are going to need your KRA PIN Number and KRA Password as these two form the most important KRA Portal login credentials. Let’s look at each of these key requirements briefly below.
KRA PIN Number
KRA PIN Number is the most important requirement that you need to have with you. If by any chance you have forgotten or you don’t remember your KRA PIN, you can submit KRA PIN Retrieval order online here at Cyber.co.ke Portal and our team of experts will be able to assist with with PIN Retrieval request.
At the same time, if you are looking for a new KRA PIN, you can get it here in 3 minutes by submitting your KRA PIN Registration order today at Cyber.co.ke Portal. Your KRA PIN Certificate will be sent to your Email Address once the Request for PIN Registration has been done and processed from our Support team.
The next requirement that you need to have with you is your KRA Password. You will need the KRA Password to access your KRA Portal Account. If you don’t know or have forgotten your KRA Password, you can check our article on How To Reset KRA Password. Once you have requested for password reset, a new password will be emailed to you and you can use it to log into your KRA Portal Account.
You can only change or reset your KRA Password if the email used in KRA iTax Portal is the same as the one you currently have. If you don’t remember or need to change your KRA Email Address, you can submit KRA PIN Change of Email Address order online at Cyber.co.ke Portal and have your Email Address changed so as to enable you Reset KRA Password.
How To Download KRA Return Receipt On KRA Portal
Step 1: Visit KRA Portal
The first step in the process of downloading KRA Return Receipt using KRA Portal is to visit KRA Portal. You can click on https://itax.kra.go.ke that will take you to the KRA Portal. Note that the link will open in a new browser tab.
Step 2: Enter KRA PIN Number
In this step, you will need to enter your KRA PIN Number. If you have forgotten your KRA PIN, you can request for KRA PIN Retrieval here at Cyber.co.ke Portal and your KRA PIN will be sent to your email address immediately. Once you have entered your KRA PIN, click on the “Continue” botton to proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Enter KRA Password and Solve Arithmetic Question (Security Stamp)
In this step, you will be required to enter your KRA Password and also solve the arithmetic question (security stamp). If you have forgotten your KRA Password, you can check our article on How To Reset KRA Password. A new password will be sent to your email and you can use it to login. Once you have entered your iTax Password, click on the “Login” button to access your KRA Portal Account.
Step 4: KRA Portal Account Dashboard
Once you have entered the correct KRA Password and solved the arithmetic question (security stamp) as illustrated in Step 3 above, you will be logged in successfully and be able to see and access your KRA Portal Account Dashboard.
Step 5: Click On Useful Links Then Consult And Reprint Acknowledgement Receipt And Certificate
Next, you will need toc click on Link tab and from the drop down menu list click on Consult and Reprint Acknowledgement Receipt and Certificate. This is as illustrated below.
Step 6: Fill The Reprint Acknowledgement Receipt Form
To be able to download the KRA Return Receipt (e-Return Acknowledgement Receipt), you need to fill in the following fields under Consult Criteria in the Reprint Acknowledgement Receipt Form.
This is as follows: Business Process (Taxpayer Return Processing), Business Sub Process (Original Return Filing), Obligation Name (Income Tax Resident – Individual), Tax Period From (01/01/2020) and Tax Period To (31/12/2020).
This simply means we are downloading the KRA Returns Receipt for Tax Returns that was filed using KRA Portal. Once you have filled in the above parts, click on the “Consult” button. This is as shown below.
Below is a screenshot of the downloaded KRA Returns Receipt on KRA Portal. You will take note that the KRA Return Receipt contains the following i.e. Personal Information, Return Filing Details and KRA Return Summary.
The above steps up the process that taxpayers in Kenya need to follow so as to be able to download their KRA Return Receipt on KRA Portal with ease. So, next time you file either your KRA Nil Returns or KRA Employment Returns and forget to save the KRA Returns Receipt, just follow the above proven steps on How To Download KRA Return Receipt On KRA Portal.
Matthews Ohotto is a holder of Second Class Honours Upper Division Degree in Business Information Technology (Bachelor of Business Information Technology – BBIT) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is the Founder of both Cyber.co.ke Portal (an online portal that focuses on offering better KRA Services to Kenyans both locally and globally) and Cyber.co.ke Blog.