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Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) filing more taxes online.

In the newspapers this week is a fairly prominent ad promoting the fact that a good number of taxes can now be filed online with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Last year in July 2009 I had written an article about the announcement from KRA that they would launching their Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) online to let a few taxes be filed online. It looks like since then the a whole gamut of taxes can now be done online as follows:

  • Monthly VAT Returns.
  • Withholding Tax Returns.
  • Individual Income Tax Returns for Residents.
  • Individual Income Tax Returns for Non-Residents.
  • Withholding Income Tax Returns.
  • Land Rent Returns.
  • Sugar Development Levy Returns.
  • Turnover Tax Returns.
  • Standards Returns.
  • Returns for VAT on Imported Services.
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28 Comments

  1. March 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Any idea who build the system ?

    • March 19, 2010 at 2:58 am — Reply

      @mike I understand it was done in-house.

      • March 20, 2010 at 7:13 am — Reply

        I had the impression that it was more or less a system they adopted from some other country… but ok let say they build it themself then surely someone in the local tech community must know who _actually_ build it 😉

        Anyone know if the system has an API or some other way of official integration ?

  2. Mike
    April 6, 2010 at 6:53 am — Reply

    It has no clear guidelines,it leaves the client struggling. It should be elaborate,clear and simple!

  3. munene p
    June 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    i want to creat my own website. How? cost? etc

  4. Kamau
    June 23, 2010 at 11:48 am — Reply

    I have not used the sys yet i will gona try today. Just hope its easy coz ma head is just full.

  5. DAVID OKAL
    June 24, 2010 at 6:56 am — Reply

    I want to file PAYE income tax returns for the year 2009. But on select tax return menu, there is no tax return that matches with my obligations. Kindly advise which TAX RETURN as should use.

  6. OUKO
    August 19, 2010 at 10:11 am — Reply

    I need to file my V.A.T Monthly return online. i applied and they sent me a password and security stamp to log in. but my problem is when i try to log in to make return online im being asked for a user ID WHICH I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET. KINDLY ASSIST.

  7. Muriuki
    September 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    Hey Ouko, use the PIN as the user ID

  8. STEPHEN KIMANI
    May 6, 2011 at 1:58 am — Reply

    THE REASON IS THAT YOU IMPOSED THE PROGRAM BEFORE TRAINING THE USERS ON HOW TO OPERATE IT EFFICIENTLY.
    SUPPOSE IWANT TO REGISTER ATAX PAYER FOR PIN NO HOW DO IPROCEED ONLINE?

  9. chepngetich valerie
    May 19, 2011 at 5:08 am — Reply

    i want to submit my year report through net now.

  10. SIMON
    May 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    this is terrible KRA website is just another hell on earth. absolutely a failure my data bundles are just over and am not getting anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!! please do something.

  11. EVE
    June 3, 2011 at 7:51 am — Reply

    OMG!NOT WORKING!AV TRIED FOR 4 GOOD HRS!WAT IS THIZ NOW!

  12. jane
    June 10, 2011 at 2:40 am — Reply

    KRA website is indeed user unfriendly. have been trying to do my returns for the last 1 week in vain. after ID and password, it gives error always.

  13. Rodgers
    June 11, 2011 at 6:52 am — Reply

    This kra online thing is just bull**** i have been trying for the last 1 month to upload my paye returns in vain. The site is either unresponsive, if not offline or when online kra don’t know that i have tax obligations. Someone pls help!

  14. ndegwa
    June 14, 2011 at 4:45 am — Reply

    why is KRA people not uploading some members from the old system to enable us do tax return online for 2010?????

  15. KIPKOROS ARAP
    June 27, 2011 at 4:55 am — Reply

    initially i thought i was the only one with the problem of filling returns on line. This whole idea according to me is a failure, someone from KRA to ttake this matter pls? All these sijui obligation, what are they? sombdy help

  16. Obadiah Mwiti Mburugu
    June 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    Not able to down load tax return forms.

  17. September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am — Reply

    Not able to file returns online

  18. Audrey
    September 19, 2011 at 8:58 am — Reply

    whats up with this date formart every time it sucks,cant file my vat returns

  19. Kere
    October 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    hi,
    Congratulation to kra but please employ competent people with good knowledge in current tax laws to train individuals on online filling of returns

  20. Simon
    October 31, 2011 at 8:07 am — Reply

    Why is it that filing returns online has become a real task. Please work on this and simplify it out. I believe it will bring convenience and too avoid delayed returns submission.

  21. Simon
    October 31, 2011 at 8:09 am — Reply

    HOW DO I OPEN MY PAYE FILE ONLINE?

  22. cathy
    February 1, 2012 at 7:21 am — Reply

    I’d like clarification on how to pay tax on annual maintenace fee for a software that i purchsed . the invoice indicates VAT to be charged. I am not a registered vat agent so is the supplier responsible for remitting this? Does withholding tax apply in this case too?

  23. February 10, 2012 at 8:08 am — Reply

    Whats wrong with the date format error on the KRA VAT online return.Its getting to my nerves

  24. JOHN MUONI
    February 13, 2014 at 9:07 am — Reply

    how do you file withholding tax online

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