This is a step-by-step process to getting a KRA PIN online. The Kenya Revenue Authority issues a unique personal identity number to all taxpayers in Kenya. The iTax website is where you register for a KRA PIN. After completing the online registration form, the PIN Certificate is issued immediately.
If you work, own a business, have rental income, or wish to apply for a HELB loan, you’ll need a KRA PIN. When performing the transactions described below, the PIN is also required.
Requirements to Register For KRA PIN Online
- a) Kenyans
- National ID details.
- Employers’ PIN details for those who are employed.
- Business registration certificate details for those in business.
- b) Non-Kenyan employee(residing in Kenya)
- Letter of introduction by the employer.
- PIN of employer or employer’s representative and in that case the PIN of representative.
- Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the Representative.
- Original Valid Passport of the applicant.
- Resident permit/ special pass of the applicant (confirm endorsement of work permit in the passport) and name of the employer on the permit.
- KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.
How To Apply For KRA PIN Online
- Go to the iTax website: itax.kra.go.ke
- Click on “New PIN Registration”
- Select the taxpayer type; Individual or Non -Individual.
Individual – personal, students, employees, entrepreneurs.
Non- Individual – This is for businesses and companies.
- Select the mode of registration (choose either online form or upload form)
- Fill in your basic information.
- Select suitable tax obligation details by checking the relevant boxes.
These tax obligations include Income Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), and Pay As You Earn (PAYE).
- Income Tax is a compulsory obligation that applies to either residents or non-residents.
- Value Added Tax (VAT) applies to suppliers of taxable goods and services.
- Pay As You Earn (PAYE) applies to employers.
- Select your Source of Income.
There are three options to select from; employment income, business income, or rental income.
- Enter agent details if you have one.
Tax Agents are authorized to submit an application on behalf of a Taxpayer.
- Submit the Application.
Once done, you will see a message saying ‘Registration application has been submitted successfully and your PIN will be displayed on the screen. You will also see an option to download the Pin Certificate.
Any KRA PIN-related offence attracts a fine of Ksh 2,000 per offence.
If you encounter any problems during the registration process, don’t hesitate to contact the Kenya Revenue Authority using the contacts below.
Phone: +254 20 4 999 999 or +254 711 099 999
Facebook: Kenya Revenue Authority