As long as you hold a KRA PIN Number, it is mandatory for you to submit a return. It doesn’t matter whether you have zero income at all, not employed, or been confined to a bed for all of 2016.
It is a requirement. Even for those who go abroad and say goodbye to Kenya, if you ever plan to return, your lack of filing returns will be waiting for you.
KRA allows for a NIL return, i.e. download the form and enter your details (PIN, year of return 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2106) and then skip over to the last tab and click ‘Validate’. It will generate a zero/Nil return. Then log in online and simply upload the zip file it generates.
3. The fine is now Ksh20,000 for not filing a return (whether or not you earned any income). Yes, if your watchman, or househelp or shamba boy, or car wash guy, or mama mboga has a valid KRA PIN, failure to file a return (even a nil return) will incur them a fine. That’s right.
And if they ignore this for five years, and decide to run for the position of MCA or MP, they will come face to face with a fine of over 100,000 plus unbelievable interest.
Next: How to file tax returns
DPP seeks to withdraw forgery case in Sh500m Karen land suit
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has requested for withdrawal of the case against Guy Spencer Elms, the lawyer accused...
Chebukati ‘out to fix Chiloba’
When Judge Stephen Radido delivered his ruling on Thursday setting aside IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati’s decision to send the CEO,...
Pharmaceutical firm backs social investments in healthcare
Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, and Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, have held...
MKU ranked among 10 best universities in Kenya
Four local private universities in top 10 ranking of universities in the country.
4 MultiChoice traders win trip to watch World Cup in Russia
They will have an experience of a lifetime touring Petersburg, the Vodka Museum and enjoy a private boat tour along...
Inside the boda boda millionaire industry
In small doses of Sh50 and Sh100, Kenyans spend Ksh600 million daily on motorcycle services
Daystar University sacks vice-chancellor
Striking students had decried mismanagement of funds and quality of education
Battle for Machakos governor heads to the Supreme Court
The court faulted the IEBC returning officer for using an excel spreadsheet to record results instead of Form 37A
Shock as comedian Chipukeezy appointed to NACADA board
President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed local comedian Mwasia Mutua, popularly known as Chipukeezy, as a Director in the board of...
10 confirmed dead as missing plane wreckage found
Among those who perished are two female pilots and eight passengers