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How to Apply for registration of a Personal identification Number in Kenya

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How to Apply for registration of a Personal identification Number in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon Jan 2020 01:44pm
Procedure
Once you have been able to access KRA online page in Kenya, you will be welcomed to the KRA online service where you will be given the option to either login, retrieve lost password, or new taxpayer option. As a new tax payer in Kenya, click on new tax payer option.
Once you have done that, you shall be directed to a new page whereby you shall be prompted to enter the following; ID Number, Date of birth, District of Birth, Mothers Last Name, Fathers Last Name and your Year of Birth. For the Date of birth select day on the calendar, month (from the pull down menu); for year click the button with three dots on the pull down menu and click on the sign until you get to the year you were born.
After successfully completing the required field on the KRA online page you shall be taken to another page where you will find a form that requires further information from you such as; Area of residence, phone number, parents identification number, your personal email address and taxes that you as a taxpayer entitled to pay in Kenya.
Upon successful completion of the KRA online form with the correct Taxpayer Registration details, the KRA online system will allocate the PIN, Password and Security Stamp. These will be sent to you through the e-mail address you had provided in the form
The KRA PIN will act as the Taxpayers Personal Identification Number, the Password as your secret access number to use the system while the Security Stamp will act as your secure number generated by the system and is only used once upon the first login into the system.
Once you get your KRA PIN number in Kenya, you can register online and print the PIN details. You will now be required to enter your Identification which in this case will be your KRA PIN Number. As for the password, you should have received it on your email together with the security stamp. the email sent to your in-box confirming the registration and log in details enclosed. These will include:
the PIN (to be used as the user name)
the password (usually a one-off password, youll be required to change immediately you log in)
the security (seal) stamp (alphabets and numerals )
If not, you will need to go to KRA Times Tower in Nairobi and request it to be reset including your email address. KRA offices in Nairobi are located in Times Tower on Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi CBD. Kenya Revenue Authority offices are located opposite Central Bank of Kenya and next to Office of Commissioner General in Nairobi town in Kenya.

Required Documents
Valid Identity Card
Application Forms

Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Revenue Authority
Times Tower, 19th Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30742 Tel. 310900, Fax 315987 Nairobi, Kenya.
Web site: www.kra.go.ke
Kenya Revenue Authority offices are located opposite Central Bank of Kenya and next to Office of Commissioner General in Nairobi town in Kenya.

Eligibility
Kenya residents, Non Residents in Kenya, Companies

Fees
The process is free of charge


Validity
Validity is Indefinite

Processing Time
Mainly takes 48 hours or less .

Instructions
The whole process of getting a KRA PIN in Kenya can be done online whereby you submit the required information once you visit their website at https://mapato1.kra.go.ke/itms/

Required Information
Your ID number
Date of birth
Your District
Occupation
Your Mothers last name
Your Fathers last name
Your Address (P.O. BOX)
Your personal email address. The password will be emailed to this specified Address

Need for the Document
The Kenya Revenue Authority (K.R.A) is the tax collection agency of Kenya which performs on behalf of the Government of Kenya. Kenya Revenue Authority in Kenya collects a number of taxes and duties, including: income tax, value added tax and customs.

In order to be able to carry out various transactions in Kenya such as business banking, investments, land transactions, employment, applying for HELB loan among others, one needs to have the Kenya Revenue Personal Identification Number

Information which might help
If you have lost or forgotten Your PIN Certificates
Send an email to ControlRoom@kra.go.ke giving them your ID number to get details of your PIN . Alternatively, contact KRA Online support staff on this number: 020 2815059 or visit any KRA office near you.

The online method of applying for a KRA PIN and printing of KRA certificate in Kenya is generally efficient to Kenyans since it saves on time and money that would be lost if we all had to go to KRA offices in Nairobi to register. And the best part is that it is free and easy and requires no extra special skills to apply for a KRA PIN in Kenya. Furthermore, one can do it on their own as long as they have access to a computer and internet connection and can also print a KRA certificate in any section of Kenya.

PIN registration is strictly done online. You must therefore look for somewhere to access the internet in order to register. Many cyber caf are working together with KRA to help users register for a PIN. Registering with KRA is free; you are only supposed to pay for the time you will spend online.
Older persons who do not know the exact date they were were born have complications while registering. In such a case, if the date of birth is unknown, you can fill the date of birth as 1st July of the year before. For example - if the year of birth is 1937, then the details for date of birth to use will be 1st July 1936. This means that you backdate your birth to the 1st day of the government year you were born

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
It is a unique number that identifies the user when making a transaction.
It is issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority and it is mainly used for tax purposes.
To carry out various transactions in Kenya such as business banking, investments, land transactions, employment, Applying for HELB loan

External Links
http://www.kra.go.ke

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