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How to file KRA 2020 tax returns using P9 form

By Vincent Kejitan | June 3rd 2020

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 employer
  • Open your browser and go to itax.kra.go.ke
  • Enter your KRA PIN/User ID and password
  • Answer the security question that follows then log in
  • Update your professional details appropriately and proceed
  • Go to Returns Menu and select ‘FILE RETURNS’ ITR For Employment Income Only
  • Select the tax obligation (Income Tax-Resident Individual) and click NEXT
  • Click to download the Income Tax Return form using the provided link
  • Enter 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 form
  • Go 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 form
  • Go 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 file
  • The file will be saved automatically
  • Enter the return period if filing for the first time
  • Upload the form by choosing the zip file, agree to the terms and submit
  • Download the receipt that will be generated

How to file nil returns

  • Open your browser and go to itax.kra.go.ke
  • Enter your KRA PIN/User ID and password
  • Answer the security question that follows then log in
  • Go to the returns menu and select File Nil Returns
  • Select your type of taxation and tax obligation then enter your KRA PIN
  • This will prompt you to enter your details plus the return period
  • Complete them accurately and submit
  • This will be followed by an acknowledgment receipt
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