It is once again that time of the year when you are required to file your returns and it is pretty simple.
To avoid the Sh2000 penalty, follow the steps below and ensure you have filed your returns on or before June 30, 2020. Get your P9 form from your employerOpen your browser and go to itax.kra.go.keEnter your KRA PIN/User ID and passwordAnswer the security question that follows then log inUpdate your professional details appropriately and proceedGo to Returns Menu and select ‘FILE RETURNS’ ITR For Employment Income OnlySelect the tax obligation (Income Tax-Resident Individual) and click NEXTClick to download the Income Tax Return form using the provided linkEnter your PIN, Type of return, return period FROM and return period to (01/01/2019 – 31/12/2019)Go to sheet F and enter EMPLOYER PIN, NAME OF EMPLOYER, GROSS PAY, ALLOWANCES and BENEFITS from employment as per the P9 formGo to sheet M and select pin of the employer from the dropdown menu, enter name of the employer, taxable salary, tax payable on taxable salary (chargeable pay) and amount of tax deducted as per the P9 formGo to sheet T ‘Tax Computation’ and the figure as is on your P9 form. Enter your personal relief (where applicable)Once you have confirmed the details you have entered match what is on the P9 form, validate and generate the upload fileThe file will be saved automaticallyEnter the return period if filing for the first time Upload the form by choosing the zip file, agree to the terms and submitDownload the receipt that will be generated
How to file nil returns
Open your browser and go to itax.kra.go.keEnter your KRA PIN/User ID and passwordAnswer the security question that follows then log inGo to the returns menu and select File Nil ReturnsSelect your type of taxation and tax obligation then enter your KRA PINThis will prompt you to enter your details plus the return periodComplete them accurately and submitThis will be followed by an acknowledgment receipt