Step by Step Guide on How to File KRA Returns in 2022

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Below is a complete step-by-step guide that Kenyans can use to file KRA tax returns on the iTax portal. Filing tax returns is easy and fast. So long as you have an active KRA PIN, you can file your taxes from any device. 30th June 2022 is the deadline for filing tax returns, and it is essential to avoid penalties.

Filing Individual Tax Returns on iTax

  1. Open your browser and visit the KRA iTax portal.
  2. Fill in your KRA PIN, and click continue. Enter the password and do the security stamp (by answering the arithmetic sum) and log in.
  3. Go to the returns menu and select ITR for Employment Income Only.
  4. Enter the return period and choose ‘Yes’ to the question Do you have employment income? And click next.
  5. Fill in return information which is under the basic information sector. Answer all the questions asked appropriately and click ‘Next.’
  6. Scroll to section F, employment income details, and confirm your employer’s name and PIN, other allowances, and Gross Pay as per your P9 form.
  7. Scroll to sheet M, details of PAYE deducted, confirm Employer details, Taxable salary, chargeable pay, Tax payable on taxable salary and PAYE deducted. Details can be modified as per your P9.
  8. Enter details of income tax paid in advance. Scroll to Section Q and capture a payment, if any, made before the return
  9. Tax computation, scroll to Section T, Tax Computation, Enter defined /pension contribution amount (as per your P9 actual contribution by an employee) and personal relief. Click ‘Submit’ and download the E-return acknowledgment receipt.

Filing KRA Nil Returns

Here is how you can file KRA nil returns online:

  1. Visit KRA iTax Portal from your browser.
  1. Enter your KRA PIN click Continue. Enter Password and Security Stamp after answering the arithmetic sum Click Log in
  1. Scroll to the navigation bar and select ‘e-returns.’ A set of options are available and underneath the options, click on ‘file nil returns.’
  1. Select the KRA nil return form. Select Self, and it will fill in your KRA PIN Number, and on the ‘Tax Obligation’ option, insert ‘Income Tax resident.’ Then submit
  1. Fill the income tax by selecting the resident individual nil e-return form. You select the return period, which automatically autofills itself. Click on the submit button to proceed.
  1. A return receipt will be generated with an acknowledgment number if the process is successful.
  1. Print the KRA e-return acknowledgment receipt. It is the final indication of successfully filing your KRA Nil Returns for 2022.

Filing Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Returns

PAYE is a tax deduction method from employees’ wages, and it applies to all income from any employment.

Here is how to file KRA PAYE returns online:

  1. Open your browser and go to the iTax portal, which is https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/Login by entering your KRA PIN and click Continue. Enter Password and Security Stamp (answer to the arithmetic sum) and Click login
  2. Go to the returns section, click on file returns and select Income Tax followed by the PAYE option.
  3. Enter Return Period, select ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Do you have employment income?’ and click ‘Next.’
  4. Fill in return information. Under basic information, answer the questions asked appropriately and Click ‘Next.”
  5. Scroll to Section F and confirm details of employment income. Your employment income details will appear, after which you will confirm the name and PIN of your employer, Gross Pay and other allowances as per your P9 form.
  6. Scroll to Sheet M, confirm details of PAYE deducted, confirm employer details, chargeable pay, taxable salary, Tax payable on taxable salary and PAYE deducted. All of these details can be modified as per your P9.
  7. Next in Section Q, enter details of income tax paid in advance and capture a payment, if any, made before filing the return.
  8. Go to Section T, Tax Computation, Enter pension/defined contribution amount and personal relief. Click ‘Submit’ and download the E-return acknowledgment receipt.

Conclusion

This article guide has shed light on filing your KRA tax returns for the employed and unemployed. It is essential to take heed and file your taxes to avoid struggling to log in to the KRA iTax portal when the deadline is almost ready.