kra returns

It is January 2019, a new year and a new beginning for everyone. It is also that time of the year that you need to start filing your KRA Returns for the year that has just ended.

This article is a brief review of the items that you need to have before starting to file your KRA Returns for 2018. There is this notion that Kenyans like doing things in the last minute.

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We are best known as people who wait till the last minute to start the process of filing our KRA Returns. I normally advise people to start filing their KRA Returns 2018 as early as possible to avoid iTax system downtime which in turns leads to the Kshs. 2,000 penalty for not filing your iTax Returns 2018.

What You Need To Have When Filing KRA Returns Online

How To File KRA Returns

For Those Not in Employment But Have an Active KRA PIN on iTax

Many Kenyans who have KRA PINs but are not employed normally forget to file their KRA Returns because of the notion that they have no source of income. The bad news is that as long as you have a KRA PIN that is in active state on the iTax system you need to be filing your Returns each and every year.

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The type of return for those not in employment or do not have any source of income is KRA Nil Returns. You file your iTax Nil Returns online to avoid being slapped with the Kshs. 2,000 penalty by KRA.

Not filing your KRA Nil Returns will in turn hinder you from getting that needed and coveted KRA Tax Compliance Certificate that is a major requirement when you will eventually get or will be looking to get an employment opportunity in Kenya. So don’t be ignorant, file your KRA Nil Returns online today.

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For Those in Employment and Have an Active KRA PIN on iTax

For those of you who are in employment, there are three items that you should have have with you before you start filing the KRA Returns 2018 online on iTax Portal. This is as outlined below:

  • iTax Account Password
  • P9 Form

You obtain your KRA P9 Form from your Employer. If you don’t know your iTax Password you can request for it to be reset. 

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At Portal, this year we shall be assisting many Kenyans in filing their KRA Returns for 2018 online. If you need any assistance with filing your KRA Returns online, you can reach me at [email protected] and I will be able to assist you on the issue of filing KRA Returns online.

Remember the duration of filing your KRA Returns starts from January 1st 2019 and ends on June 30th 2019. Normally KRA does not issue an extension to the deadline. Beat the deadline today by filing your returns early.


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 Portal (an online portal that focuses on offering better KRA Services to Kenyans both locally and globally) and Blog.