How to file nil Returns on Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) portal

Kenya’s tax regime is a self-assessment model whereby individuals declare their income. You can file KRA nil returns when you are below the taxable income, so you did not pay any taxes.  It is a reserve for the unemployed and without another source of income like students.

Below is the process of filing nil returns.

  • Go to
  • Log in to iTax profile. Enter pin/User ID, your password and solve a security
  • Find returns on the navigation menu and click File Nil Return
  • The nil returns page has a tax obligation tab for you to choose income tax options from the drop-down menu, compromising resident individual and non-resident individual and rent income. Click the appropriate to get a nil e-return/PAYE form with a corresponding period.
  • Click on submit after confirming that the details are correct or press the back button when you want to correct something.

The iTax system will display a successive submission message, and you will receive an acknowledgment receipt that you can download for future records.

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