Step-by-Step Process of Filing KRA Returns for Unemployed

If you have a KRA PIN Number and are unemployed here in Kenya, you are required to file your KRA Returns on or before the elapse of the 30th June deadline that is set by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Failure to file your KRA Returns before the elapse of the set deadline leads to an automatic penalty of Kshs. 2,000 that is imposed for late filing of KRA Returns.



KRA Returns for Unemployed is the type of KRA Returns that is filed by individuals in Kenya who are not employed i.e. those individuals with active KRA PIN Number but don’t have any income derived from employment. So, if you are unemployed here in Kenya, the type of returns that you are required to file on iTax is what is referred to as the KRA Returns for Unemployed.

To be able to file KRA Returns for Unemployed, there are two key important requirements that you need to ensure that you have with you. This includes your KRA PIN Number and KRA Password. These two form part of the iTax login credentials that you are going to need in order to successfully file KRA Returns for Unemployed.

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Filing KRA Returns for Unemployed involves the following; Visit iTax (KRA Portal), Login into iTax (KRA Portal), Click on Returns then File Nil Return, Select KRA Tax Obligation, Fill In The Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form and finally Download KRA Returns Receipt. Below is an in depth step-by-step process that you need to follow.

How To File KRA Returns for Unemployed

  • Step 1: Visit iTax (KRA Portal)

Visit iTax

The first step in the process of filing KRA Returns for Unemployed is to visit iTax by using https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

  • Step 2: Login Into iTax (KRA Portal)

Login Into iTax (KRA Portal)

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

  • Step 3: Click on Returns then File Nil Return

Click on Returns then File Nil Return

Once you are logged into iTax (KRA Portal) successfully, on the top menu, click on “Returns” module then click on “File Nil Returns” from the drop down list to start the process of filing KRA Returns for Unemployed.

  • Step 4: Select KRA Tax Obligation

Select KRA Tax Obligation

In this step, you need to select the type of obligation that you are filing the returns for. In our case, since we are filing KRA Returns for Unemployed, the tax obligation that we select is the “Income Tax – Resident Individual.” Once you have selected the KRA Tax Obligation, proceed to the next step by clicking the “Next” button.

  • Step 5: Fill In The Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form

Fill In The Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form

Next, you need to fill out the Income Tax Resident Individual Nil e-Return form to initiate the KRA Returns filing process for unemployed individuals in Kenya. If your KRA Returns are in order, input the Return Period From, and the Return Period To will be automatically generated. This automated population occurs only when your KRA Returns filing is current. In our case, set the Return Period From as 01/01/2023, which will automatically set the Return Period To as 31/12/2023. Finally, click on the “Submit” button to proceed.

  • Step 6: Download KRA Returns Receipt

Download KRA Returns Receipt

After successfully filing your KRA Returns for Unemployed, the last step involves the downloading of the KRA Returns Receipt also known as the KRA Acknowledgment Receipt or simply the KRA e-Returns Receipt. To download the KRA Returns Receipt for Unemployed, simply click on the text link that reads “Download KRA Returns Receipt” to save the KRA Returns Receipt on your device. 

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The above 6 steps form part of the Step-by-Step Process of Filing KRA Returns for Unemployed. Always remember that to be able to file KRA Returns for Unemployed, ensure that you have with you both your KRA PIN Number and KRA Password that form part of the login credentials of iTax (KRA Portal). Once you have these two main requirements with you, you can follow the above outlined 6 main steps to successfully file Returns for Unemployed.



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