How To File KRA Returns For Students Online

If you are a student in Kenya and have an active KRA PIN Number, you are required to file your KRA Returns online before the elapse of the 30th June deadline set by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The type of KRA Returns that students who are still learning and don’t have any source of income is KRA Nil Returns. As a student with a an active KRA PIN, you need to ensure that you file your KRA Returns online using the KRA Portal (iTax Portal) failure to which a KRA Penalty of Kshs. 2,000/= will be imposed on you for late filing of KRA Returns. 

Since majority of students who are TVET institutions, polytechnics, vocational schools, colleges and even universities don’t have any source of income be it Rental, Employment or Business, filing KRA Returns for Students is a must. For a long time there has been a wrong notion stating KRA Returns are filed by those who are employed only which is totally wrong. The true standpoint is that as long as you have a KRA PIN Number, whether employed or not, you are required by Law to file your KRA Returns online using iTax Portal (KRA Portal). 

For students to be able to file KRA Returns online, there is a set of two key requirements that you need to ensure that you have with you. This includes the KRA PIN Number and KRA Password (iTax Password). These two form part of the iTax Login Credentials, and you need both of them so as to be able to login to your KRA Portal (iTax Portal) account and file your KRA Returns for Students online. Having this two will enable you as a student file KRA Returns easily as you only need to login and follow the steps that are outlined in this blog post. 

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Requirements Needed In Filing KRA Returns For Students Online

As mentioned above, to be able to file KRA Returns for students online using KRA Portal (iTax Portal), you need to first access the account by using both your KRA PIN Number and KRA Password (iTax Password). Below is a brief description of what each of these two key requirements in the process of filing KRA Returns for Students online entails. 

  • KRA PIN Number

The KRA PIN Number is the most important requirement that you need to have with you when you want to login to KRA Portal (iTax Portal) so as to be able file KRA Returns for Students online. If by any chance you have forgotten or you don’t remember your KRA PIN Number, you can submit KRA PIN Retrieval request online here at CYBER.CO.KE and our support team will be able to assist with the retrieval of your lost or forgotten KRA PIN Number.

At the same time, if you are looking for a new KRA PIN Number, you can get it here in less than 3 minutes by submitting your KRA PIN Registration request at CYBER.CO.KE. Your new KRA PIN Number and KRA PIN Certificate will be sent to your Email Address once the request for KRA PIN Registration has been done and processed by our support team.

  • KRA Password (iTax Password)

The next requirement that you need to have with you in the process of filing KRA Returns for Students on iTax Portal (KRA Portal) is your KRA Password (iTax Password), which you will need 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 iTax Password. Once you have requested for KRA Password reset, a new password will be emailed to you and you can use it to log into your iTax Account.

You can only change or reset your iTax Password if the email used in KRA iTax Portal is the same that 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 and have your Email Address changed so as to enable your Reset KRA Password.

Did you know that you can easily apply and get your KRA PIN Number and KRA PIN Certificate online in less than 5 minutes by using CYBER.CO.KE today. Get it via email address or even WhatsApp upon submission.

Here at, CYBER.CO.KE, we offer unmatched KRA PIN RegistrationKRA PIN RetrievalKRA PIN Update and KRA PIN Change of Email Address services to Kenyans daily. Fill and submit your request online today.

How To File KRA Returns For Students Online (In 6 Steps)

Step 1: Visit KRA Portal

Visit KRA Portal

The first step in the process of filing KRA Returns for Students involves first visiting the KRA Portal by using https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

Step 2: Login to KRA Portal

Login to KRA Portal

Next, using both your KRA PIN Number and KRA Password (iTax Password), solve the arithmetic question (security stamp) and click on the “Login” button to access your KRA Portal account.

Step 3: Click on Returns then File Nil KRA Return

Click on Returns then File Nil KRA Return

Once you are logged in successfully, on the top menu of the KRA Portal account dashboard, click on “Returns” and from the drop down menu list, click on “File Nil Return” to begin the process of filing KRA returns for student.

Step 4: Select KRA Tax Obligation

Select KRA Tax Obligation

In this step, you need to select the KRA Tax Obligation that you are filing the KRA Returns for. In our case, since we are filing KRA Returns for Students, the KRA Tax Obligation to be selected is “Income Tax – Resident Individual” after selecting, click on the “Next” button.

Step 5: Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form

Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form

In this step, you need to fill in the Return Period from and it will auto-populate the Return Period To as long as all your KRA Returns are up to date in the KRA Portal (iTax Portal). So, we normally use 01/01 to 31/12 of the year that you are filing returns for. Click on the “Submit” button to submit your KRA Returns for Students online.

Step 6: Download KRA Returns Acknowledgement Receipt

Download KRA Returns Acknowledgement Receipt

The last step in the process of filing KRA Returns for Students involves downloading the KRA Returns Receipt (Acknowledgement Receipt) after successful filing of the KRA Returns for Students online. To download the KRA Returns Receipt, just click on the “Download Returns Receipt” text link to save the KRA Returns Acknowledgement Receipt on your device and even print a copy of the KRA Returns Receipt. You can also share the copy of the KRA Returns Receipt to your email address for future references purposes.

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The above 6 steps sums up the process that Students in Kenya need to follow so as to be able to file their KRA Returns online with ease. As a reminder, to be able to file KRA Returns for Students, you need to ensure that you have with you both the KRA PIN Number and KRA Password (iTax Password). You will these two important requirements to login to your KRA Portal (iTax Portal) account and file you KRA Returns as a student. Remember the earlier you file your KRA Returns online the better. 



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