What is KRA Nil Returns?

KRA Nil Returns applies to those who do not have a source of income sometimes referred to as the unemployed. Source of income in sense that the taxpayer does not have income from Rental, Business or Employment. Kindly note that every Kenyan, who has a valid KRA PIN is required to declare their annual income every year before 30th June of the following year.

     

If not employed and do not have an alternative source of income i.e Rental, Business or Consultancy income you file nil returns. If you have a KRA PIN, the law states that you should file a return. If you have no income file a nil return. Failure to do so as indicated in the Tax Procedures Act leads to penalties.

Please be informed that the penalty is now Kshs. 2,000 for late filing of individual returns. This is stipulated in the 2018 Finance Act. If you are in employment, you need to file KRA Returns using your P9 Form. You can read the step by step guide by clicking the link below:

If you are not in employment, then you can proceed to file Nil Returns as outlined in the step by step guide in this blog post. This year 2020, we are filing the KRA Nil Returns for the year 2019. So the Return From and Return To Date will be 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2019 (KRA Nil Returns 2019).

How To File KRA Nil Returns

It is important that if you have an active KRA PIN on iTax, you should ensure that you file your KRA Returns each and every year between 1st January to 30th June. This dates are very important to note down is you want to part of the tax compliant Kenyans.

The Tax Procedures Act states that if a return is not submitted by the respective due date a penalty will be imposed.

Requirements Needed For Filing KRA Nil Returns

To be able to file your KRA Nil Returns on iTax, you need to ensure that you have with you KRA PIN Number and KRA iTax Password. Before we get started on the various steps, you need to ensure that you have the following two items with you:

  • Your KRA PIN Number
  • Your KRA iTax Password

For you to able to file your KRA Nil Returns on KRA iTax Web Portal, you need to ensure that you have with you two key requirements i.e KRA PIN Number and KRA iTax Password. We are going to look at each of these KRA Nil Returns requirements in brief details below.

  • KRA PIN Number

KRA PIN Number is the most important requirement that you need to have with you. If by any chance you have forgotten or you don’t remember your KRA PIN, you can submit KRA PIN Retrieval order online here at Cyber.co.ke Portal and our team of experts will be able to assist with with PIN Retrieval request.

At the same time, if you are looking for a new KRA PIN, you can get it here in 3 minutes by submitting your KRA PIN Registration order today at Cyber.co.ke Portal. Your KRA PIN Certificate will be sent to your Email Address once the Request for PIN Registration has been done and processed from our Support team.

  • KRA iTax Password

The next requirement that you need to have with you is your KRA iTax Password. You will need the iTax Password to access your KRA iTax Account. If you don’t know or have forgotten your iTax Password, you can check our article on How To Reset KRA iTax Password. Once you have requested for password reset, a new password will be emailed to you and you can use it to log into your iTax Account.

You can only change or reset your iTax Password if the email used in KRA iTax Portal is the same that you currently have. If you don’t remember or need to change your KRA Email Address, you can submit KRA PIN Change of Email Address order online at Cyber.co.ke Portal and have your Email Address changed so as to enable your Reset KRA iTax Password.

NOTE 1: If you don’t remember (forgotten) your KRA PIN and would like to retrieve it today, you can order the KRA PIN Retrieval service on our Cyber.co.ke portal at: KRA PIN Retrieval.


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PLACE ORDER AT CYBER.CO.KE FOR: KRA PIN RETRIEVAL


NOTE 2: If you are looking to get a new KRA PIN, place your order for KRA PIN Registration online today at Cyber.co.ke portal. You can order the KRA PIN Registration service on our Cyber.co.ke portal at: KRA PIN Registration.


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PLACE ORDER AT CYBER.CO.KE FOR: KRA PIN REGISTRATION


If you know your KRA PIN number but you don’t know your iTax password you can request for password reset on the iTax portal. A new password will be sent to your registered email address (unless you dont know you email address: Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook).

At times many people can’t access their email or have forgotten the password to their email. You can request for KRA Change of email address on our Cyber.co.ke portal at: Link My PIN To A Preferred Email Address.


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PLACE ORDER AT CYBER.CO.KE FOR: KRA PIN CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS


For you to file both KRA Income Tax Returns and KRA Nil Returns on the iTax Portal, your KRA PIN Number MUST be on iTax. In this case, meaning that you can input your KRA PIN and Password and log into your iTax iPage account.

If you have a KRA PIN that is not yet migrated/updated to iTax, you can place your order for KRA PIN Update service on our Cyber.co.ke portal at: KRA PIN Update.


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PLACE ORDER AT CYBER.CO.KE FOR: KRA PIN UPDATE


Now that you have ensured that you have everything ready with you we can start the process of filing KRA Nil Returns. These are the returns for the year ended 31st December 2019. Assuming that now you have everything with you i.e your KRA PIN number and iTax Password, we can start the process of How To File KRA Nil Returns on iTax.

Step by Step Guide on How to File KRA Nil Returns

Step 1: Visit KRA iTax Portal Using https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

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Using your KRA PIN number and iTax Password, Log into your iTax account at https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal

Step 2: Log Into KRA iTax iPage Dashboard

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Once you have successfully logged into your iTax account (iPage) you should see the following as shown above. In you iTax account you can do a variety of tasks online. Our main focus for this blog post will be on KRA Returns.

Step 3: Click On File Nil Return Tab

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On your iTax account top panel menu, Click on Returns and then File Nil Return.

Step 4: Select The Nil e-Return

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In the type  section, select Self. It will populate your KRA PIN Number and in the Tax Obligation – Income Tax Resident. Click Next to proceed.

Step 5: Fill The Income Tax – Resident Individual Nil e-Return Form

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In this part, you select the return period. Since we are filing KRA Nil Returns for the previous year 2019, our return period will start from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019. The return period to automatically autofills by itself. Click on the submit button to proceed.

Step 6: Download KRA Nil Returns Receipt

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Upon successful submission of your KRA Nil Returns, a return receipt will be generated with an acknowledgement number. Download the returns receipt and print a copy of it.

Step 7: Print e-Return Acknowledgement Receipt

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The last and final step will involve printing the KRA e-Return Acknowledgement Receipt that you downloaded. This is a final indication that you have successfully filed the KRA Nil Returns for the year 2019.

And there are the 7 core and important steps on How To File KRA Nil Returns on iTax. Share with all your family, friends and relatives. Tell a friend to tell a friend to file KRA Nil Returns early this year before 30th June 2020.

Remember the earlier you start filing your KRA Nil Returns the better. Avoid last minute rush that will lead to a penalty of Kshs. 2,000/= for not filing your KRA Nil Returns. There are no extensions for that period.

Please be informed that the penalty is now Kshs. 2,000 for late filing of individual returns. This is stipulated in the 2018 Finance Act.

What You Need To Know About Filing Nil Returns

  • Are you unemployed but have a PIN?

If yes, remember all PIN holders must file returns even when you have No source of income.

  • Do you need to visit a KRA office once you file online?

No, you do not: once you file your returns you will receive an acknowledgement receipt in your email. You can download a copy from your online profile.

  • Do you need to file your returns if you registered for a KRA PIN this year?

Your Individual Income Tax Returns are due immediately after the end of each year i.e. 31st December. If you got your KRA PIN this year, you will start filing Nil Returns from next year. So, be sharp and spare a few minutes of your time in a day and file your KRA Nil Returns today.


KRA NIL RETURNS FILING

Do you have an Active KRA PIN Number and don’t have a Source of Income (Unemployed or Student) and need to File your KRA Nil Returns? Submit order online for KRA Nil Returns Filing today at Cyber.co.ke Portal.

Fill the KRA Nil Returns Filing online order form below, submit the KRA Nil Returns Filing order and use Lipa Na M-Pesa Till Number 745508 to pay for your KRA Nil Returns Filing order online at Cyber.co.ke Portal.

Kindly take note that KRA Nil Returns Filing only applies in cases where you don’t have any transactions or income to declare for the period or year i.e. you don’t have any Source Of Income.

Type In Your First And Last Name.

Type In Your KRA PIN Number.

Re-Enter Your KRA PIN Number For Confirmation.

Select the year(s) that you want to file KRA Nil Returns for. Kindly note and be advised that filing KRA Nil Returns for either 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will automatically attract a penalty for late filing.

Type In Your Mobile Number (Number Paying).

Type In Your Email Address.

Re-enter Your Email Address For Confirmation.

 

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