How To File KRA Returns Online 2024

How ToHow To File KRA Returns Online 2024
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How To File KRA Returns Online 2024. Preparing the necessary documents for filing KRA returns can seem like a daunting task, but with proper organization and planning, it can be a relatively straightforward process. The following are some tips on how to prepare the necessary documents for filing KRA returns in Kenya:

  • Gather all relevant documentation: This includes income statements, expense records, and any other financial documents that will be required to complete the KRA return. It is important to keep accurate and up-to-date records throughout the year to make the filing process easier.
  • Understand the different types of KRA returns: As mentioned before, there are several types of KRA returns that must be filed, including income tax returns, VAT returns, and PAYE returns. Each type of return requires different information and documentation, so it is important to understand which type of return you need to file.
  • Get your PIN: To file a KRA return, you must have a valid PIN issued by the KRA. If you do not have a PIN, you can apply for one through the KRA’s iTax system or by visiting a KRA office in person.
  • Determine your filing method: KRA returns can be filed electronically through the KRA’s iTax system or on paper by visiting a KRA office in person. If you choose to file electronically, you will need to register for an iTax account and ensure that you have the necessary software and equipment to file the return.
  • Complete your KRA return form: The KRA return form is used to report your income, expenses, and taxes owed. The form will ask for information such as your personal and business details, income and expenses, and tax deductions. It is important to ensure that all information provided on the form is accurate and complete.
  • Attach supporting documents: Along with the KRA return form, you will need to attach supporting documents such as income statements, expense records, and any other financial documents that will be required to complete the return.
  • Review and submit the return: Before submitting the KRA return, make sure to review it carefully to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Once the return is ready, you can submit it through the iTax system or by visiting a KRA office in person.
  • Make timely tax payments: In addition to filing KRA returns, individuals and businesses are also required to make regular tax payments to the KRA. These payments can be made through the iTax system or at a KRA office.

Persons with disability are granted a tax exemption on their income for the first Kshs 150,000 of their monthly income.

How To File KRA Returns Online

  1. Go to the KRA iTax website https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/
  2. Log in to the iTax portal with your KRA PIN and password
  3. Scroll to the navigation bar and select Returns. Scroll downwards and click on file returns.
  4. A page containing the different types of taxes to be paid will be displayed. Select the right tax obligation applicable to you then click on next.
  5. Your applicable tax form will open, based on the tax obligation you selected in the previous step.
  6. The tax form displayed contains detailed instructions and will guide you through the filling process.
  7. The page with instructions will open up with links to download the tax form in Excel and ODS format. Download the template and open it or save it on your device.
  8. Correctly fill in the required information on the downloaded form and save the document.
  9. Enable macros to validate and zip your file.
  10. Go back to the iTax file returns page and select the period for which you are filing the tax returns.
  11. Upload the file (zip file), agree on the terms and conditions.
  12. Click on submit. A pop-up message will appear to confirm whether you want to upload the form. Click ok.
  13. A message will be generated confirming whether your return has been successfully submitted.

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