KRA is Kenya’s Tax collection Body.It collects tax on behalf of the Kenyan Government.Example of taxes collected by KRA includes Income tax, Excise duty.Value-added tax (VAT),Customs tax e.t.c.
Getting a KRA pin in Kenya is very simple since the KRA Pin can be obtained Online.The process will take you less than 5 minutes if you have good internet connectivity
The procedure of Obtaining KRA Pin in Kenya.
Step 1; Visiting the Itax Website.
- Go to the itax website using this Link: itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/
- Click on New registration
Step 2: Fill e-registration Part.
- Tax Payer type select: Individual
- Mode of Registration Select: Online form.
Step 3: Fill e-registration of Individual.
In this part, you will be required to fill in Basic information, Obligation Details, Source of Income details and E-agent Details.
Filling this details is simple but I’ll just give you some pointers that I think will be helpful.
Parts with a red star/asteric are the ones which are compulsory to fill.
Under Principal physical address, you will be asked your building n.o. If you don’t have one just fill in your estate name or Village name.
Under this part, you will be asked to fill in your tax obligations.
For normal Employees or Self-employed Individuals select Income tax Resident Only and fill in the registration date.
Don’t fill anything else in that part.Proceed to the next step.
Source of Income details.
If you’re an Employee select: Employment Income
If you’re Self-employed select: Business Income
If you’re a Landlord or Land Lady select: Rental Income
If you’re a student or Not Employed select No in all of them
For Individuals, you don’t have to fill any part in this section.
Large companies or corporations which require an agent to fill their returns are the ones that will be required to fill the E-agent details.
After you’re done click submit
Step 4: Email Confirmation
- You will be prompted to confirm your email address
- Click OK if the details are correct.
Step 5: Downloading and Printing the KRA certificate.
- A download link will appear.
- Click on the Link to download the KRA Certificate.
- After Downloading the document you can then print it