How to file NIL KRA returns on iTax 2019

The 2019 tax filing season began on January 1st with the deadline set at June 30th.

It’s important that the tax returns are filed within this duration otherwise one risks a fine of Ksh. 20,000.

However, in accordance with new regulations released in June last year (2018), taxpayers will from 2019 be allowed to apply for extensions past this deadline.

This extension however has to be applied 30 days prior to the deadline for individuals.

Here’s how to do it in a few minutes.

1. Go to KRA’s iTax Portal and enter your KRA PIN then click Continue.

2. Next type in your KRA Password then complete the security question to log in.

3. Click the Returns option then under it select File Nil Return.

A form will be loaded where you are required to fill:

  • the type of return (i.e. self)
  • your KRA Pin, and
  • your tax obligation.

The first two fields will automatically be filled for you.

4. Under the Tax Obligation field, select your obligation as the Income Tax – Resident Individual option then click Next.

In the next page, a new form will be loaded where you’re the following details are filled:

  • your Personal Identification Number (KRA PIN).
  • your Wife’s PIN – leave it blank if you’re not married.
  • Return periods – this will be automatically filled and should be from 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018 for 2018 tax returns. If not click the calender icon to fill the details.

When you’re done, click the submit button to proceed.

5. Your request will be processed and if successful an e-Return Acknowledgement Receipt with the filed return details and summary will be generated.