Learn how to file Individual tax returns online.
The annual income tax returns for the year 2010 are due on 30th June 2011. KRA’s online portal allows you to File Returns online. In this post, you will find user guides on how to submit individual annual tax returns for year 2010.
Why do it now:
To submit returns online, you will need to have a special password assigned by the online system. It’s therefore in order that you register for KRA’s online service and get a password early enough to avoid last minute rush. Remember every person with a PIN is obliged to file the Income Tax returns whether you were employed in the year (2010) or not.
What you need:
To file returns online you will need:
- Have a password for KRA online services portal.
- Reference documents e.g p9 form from your employer for employment income and financial statements of any businesses that you own.
The user guides:
To get the Password for the online services, download the step by step user guide here. This user guide first describes how to get a PIN number (Till step 7) then how to get the password(From step 8 onwards).
To file Individual Income Tax returns for the year 2010 online, get the user guide here.
In case you are unable to download these user guides, contact us and we shall email you copies of these user guides.
In the process of filing returns online, the online portal allows you to print the different forms that you fill before you hit the submit button. Its therefore advisable that you do this on a computer connected to a Printer or one which can save in PDF format for you to print later on.
Also be advised that the KRA Portal can be terribly slow especially on tax returns deadline dates in a month e.g 9th (PAYE deadline for employers monthly returns), & 20th(VAT & With holding tax returns deadline).
If you earned business income in the year 2010, it is advisable that you consult an accountant to prepare the financial statements for such that you can reduce your tax liability by taking advantage of all legal means of tax avoidance.