How To File Kra Returns Using P9 Form Pdf


The process to file kra returns using p9 form pdf is not difficult, and this article will walk you through the steps you need to do to file your KRA Returns today.

In this article, I will demonstrate How to File KRA Returns Using the P9 Form. This advice will be beneficial to individuals who are currently employed. If you are unemployed, please see our blog post on How to File KRA Nil Returns Using the KRA iTax Portal.

You must have three crucial needs with you in order to file KRA returns utilizing the P9 Form. The prerequisites listed below must be met before you may begin filing your yearly KRA Returns.

  • KRA PIN Number
  • iTax Password
  • KRA P9 Form

Let us now break down the three conditions listed above for filing KRA Returns utilizing the P9 Form.

PIN Code for KRA
The most critical thing you need to have before filing your KRA Returns is your KRA PIN Number.

Password for iTax
This is the password that corresponds to your KRA PIN Number. You can log into your iTax account and file returns using your KRA iTax Password.

KRA P9 Form

This is a tax deduction form that shows your Gross Pay, Taxable Pay, PAYE, and Personal Relief for the entire year.

How to File KRA Returns using P9 Form

In this blog post, we will use simultaneous steps to demonstrate how to file KRA returns using KRA P9 Form for a civil service employee.

Here is how to file KRA returns using P9 Form

To file our KRA Returns, we will use the aforesaid KRA P9 Form, which will be the basis for this KRA Returns Filing lesson.

1: Visit KRA iTax Web Portal using

Log into your iTax account at Using your KRA PIN number and iTax Password.

2: Navigate to iTax iPage Dashboard

After successfully logging into your iTax account (iPage), you should see the following. You can perform a variety of chores online with your iTax account. This blog post will mostly focus on KRA Returns using the KRA P9 Form.

3: Click on the Returns tab

Click the Returns tab, then the File Return tab from the drop-down menu that appears, as shown above.

4: Select Tax Obligation

In this section, you must select the tax liability. We choose Income Tax – Resident Individual in this scenario because we are filing KRA Returns for Kenyan residents with employment income.

5: Download Income Tax Resident Individual Form

Download the Income Tax Resident Individual Form from this page (Excel). Please keep in mind that this is a Zipped folder that you will need to unzip. In most cases, You may unzip the folder by just tapping on it.

6: Open the IT1 Individual Resident Return XLS (Excel) Form

Macros on the Excel sheet are disabled by default in Microsoft Excel 2007, thus you must enable Macros on the Excel sheet. If you are using a later version of Microsoft Office, such as Office 2010, it should launch without prompting you to enable Macros.

Another issue with the KRA Income Tax Resident Individual Form (Excel) is that if you are using Microsoft Office 2007, you may need to download an extension to enable the KRA Excel Sheet to open.

7: Enable Macros on the IT1 Individual Resident Return XLS (Excel) Form

Once you’ve successfully enabled Macros, the Income Tax Resident Individual Tax Return Excel form should appear and allow you to easily input the figures on it.

ALSO READ: Easy Way To File KRA Nil Returns On ITax Portal

8: Fill in the required tabs

The following tabs will be required to be filled up on the excel sheet:

  • Basic Information
  • Employment Income
  • PAYE Deducted
  • Tax Computation

Please keep in mind that if you have Withholding Tax (WHT) Credits, you must report them on the excel sheet. We don’t have any WHT in our circumstance.

A. Fill in the Basic Info (Section A Part 1 – Return Information)

B. Fill in the Employment Income (Section F – Details of Employment {Self})

In this part, you must enter the Employer’s PIN, Name, and Gross Pay. In the other fields, simply enter 0.00 and continue.

C. Details of PAYE Deducted (Section M – Details of PAYE Deducted at Source from Salary {Self})

In this part, you must include the Employer’s PIN, Name, Taxable Salary, and Amount of Tax Deducted (PAYE).

D. Tax Computation (Section T – Tax Computation)

In this last step, you enter the Personal Relief.


If you have a negative amount in your KRA Return, you are due a refund from KRA. (If you notice a negative figure, you must provide your financial information.)

A positive number in your KRA Return indicates that you owe KRA.

When you’re finished, click the Validate button to validate the data on the Income Tax Resident Individual Excel sheet.

9: Upload Income Tax Resident Individual Excel Form

Click the submit button after you’ve uploaded the Income Tax Resident Individual KRA Returns Excel form.

10: Print KRA eReturn Acknowledgement Receipt

For reference, download the KRA Returns eReturn Acknowledgement receipt and save it in a safe place.

Depending on the computations on the KRA Returns, you may receive a negative value, a positive one, or even Kshs. 0.00 as the tax payable (refund due). In our case, we used the KRA P9 Form for 2017, which only provided data for ten months.

Remember to file your KRA Returns on time to avoid the Kshs. 2,000 penalty for late submission of KRA Returns. File your KRA Returns today to avoid the last-minute rush.

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