Step-by-Step Guide: How to File KRA Nil Returns on iTax

How to File KRA Nil Returns on iTax – How can I file my KRA nil return PDF:

With this page We have provided all information about How to File KRA Nil Returns on iTax in Kenya. Nil income tax returns help the taxman to identify all taxpayers that fall below the taxable income or are unemployed and do not earn any salary such as university students. Why must I file nil returns? Well, failure to file KRA nil returns attracts a hefty penalty fee. In the past, it used to be Ksh 1000, but the taxman reviewed this to KSh 20,000. So imagine having to pay 20,000 annually for something that will take you less than five minutes to complete. According to KRA iTax returns figures, by the end of June 2017, KRA reported having collected Ksh 1.365 trillion as opposed to the targeted Ksh 1.44 trillion projected by the Treasury.



Guide on How to File KRA Nil Returns on iTax

  • Open your browser and Log in to
  • On the left hand side enter you user Id, KRA pin, and click continue.
  • Type in your password and answer the security question in order to access your profile.
  • After accessing your profile click on the returns menu, and select File Nil Returns sub-menu.
  • Under Tax Obligation, select VAT/PAYE from the drop down menu.
  • Enter the return period and click submit.
  • Download acknowledgement receipt and you are done.


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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.


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