Steps On How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

Filing KRA returns is not only for those who are employed. Students especially those at the university/ colleges and unemployed citizens with no active source of income are required to file KRA Nil returns every year before 30th June.

Failure to file KRA Nil returns before 30th June will accrue a penalty of Ksh 2,000. Don‘t wait until the last minute. File your returns today.

In this comprehensive quide all show you step by step how to file KRA Nil returns for students/unemployed kenyans on the KRA itax portal.

But first thing first. Do you have a KRA pin and password? If you have one then proceed to the next sections otherwise click on the link where I show you how to register for a new KRA pin on the KRA iTax portal.


If you are new to this thing I guess your wondering again what is KRA iTax portal?

KRA iTax is a system that allows you to register for a PIN, file your tax returns, apply for a tax compliance certificate, generate a payment slip, check your ledger account among others.

How to file KRA returns if not employed (Students) step by step

Step 1 : Log in to the KRA iTax portal using your KRA pin and Password.

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

Step 2 : Once you have logged in successfully, click on returns. A drop down menu will appear then click File Nil Return.

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

Step 3: Under Tax obligation, select Income Tax – Resident Individual. The rest of the fields are filled for you. After your done click next.

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

Step 4 : If your filing nil return for the year 2021, make sure your return period is from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. Then click submit to file nil returns

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

Step 5 : After successful submission, a return receipt will be generated.

Step 6 : Download the e-Return Acknowledgment Receipt .

How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed
How To File KRA Returns If Not Employed

That’s it, nothing more. The process of filing nil returns on iTax portal is as simple as that. For any clarification, feel free to leave a comment down below.

If you followed this post well then there is no need to visit a KRA office, Huduma center, or a cyber. You should be able to file your returns like a pro.

Tip: Do you know you can file your KRA Nil returns with your mobile phone? To do that, simply download the KRA iTax Mobile App on google play store and follow the procedure.

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