The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has reminded teachers and staff to file their 2019 individual income tax returns for 2019; ahead of the June 30th deadline. The filing of the tax returns shall be done online using the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) itax platform (https://itax.kra.go.ke).
To file the KRA returns, one is supposed to have a P9 form that is generated by the employer. “The Tax deduction cards (P9 Forms) have been uploaded on the TSC payslip portal for all TSC employees to download. This will facilitate filing of the returns,” says TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia via a circular dated April 9, 2020.
“You are also informed that the Commission is working Jointly with KRA to update the itax records for the years 2015 to 2019 to facilitate issuance of Tax Compliance Certificates (TCC),” she adds.
Late filing of tax returns attracts a penalty of 5% of the tax due or Ksh 20,000 whichever is higher. Late payments of taxes leads to a penalty of 20% of the outstanding tax.
For a procedure on how to file your KRA returns click on:
- Simplified procedure for filing KRA returns, online
- How to reset the KRA I- tax Password in case you forgot it.
ABOUT INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX
An individual income tax return is a declaration of income earned by an individual within a particular year. Every individual with a KRA PIN is required to file this return. Those without formal employment should file Nil Returns.
You can file your Individual Income Tax Returns for a particular year of income, anytime between 1st January to 30th June of the following year.
Submission of income tax returns is an online process done via iTax.
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