kra pin

A KRA PIN is a Personal Identification Number used while doing business with Kenya Revenue Authority, other Government agencies and service providers.

Personal includes both individuals and artificial persons (i.e. company, club, Trust, etc.). A sole proprietorship will use the proprietor’s individual PIN for all transactions.

Who should have a KRA PIN?

You are required to have a PIN if you;  

  • Are employed
  • Are in business
  • Have rental income
  • Wish to apply for a HELB Loan
  • Want to perform any of the transactions listed below

When can I use the KRA PIN?

The most popular transactions that require PIN include:

  • Registration of title, stamping of instruments by the Commissioner of Lands, and payment of Land Rent.
  • Approval of plans, payment of water deposits, application for a business permit, payment of Land Rent by Local Authorities.
  • Registration of Motor Vehicles, and licensing under the Traffic Act (Cap 403) by the Registrar of motor Vehicles.
  • Registration of Business Names and Companies by the Registrars of Business names and companies.
  • Trade licensing by the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Application for Value Added Tax registration.
  • Underwriting policies by Insurance Companies.
  • To facilitate importation of goods, Customs clearing and forwarding at the offices of Commissioner of Customs and Excise.
  • Payment of Deposits for power connections at Kenya Power and Lightning Co. Ltd.
  • To facilitate all contracts for supply of goods and services to all Government Ministries and Public bodies. 

VIDEO GUIDE ON WHAT IS KRA PIN AND WHY IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

MATTHEWS OHOTTO - Tax Expert

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.