How to Apply for a KRA PIN

Are you a Kenyan citizen or permanent resident who needs to apply for a KRA PIN? Your search for the Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number (KRA PIN) ends here. Anyone conducting business in Kenya, including tax filing and receiving other government services, must have a KRA PIN. We will guide you through this interactive procedure to guarantee a smooth application. Let’s get started so you can pay your taxes and profit from your smart financial choices. Should we move forward?

Step 1: Visit the KRA iTax portal

The KRA iTax portal is the official website for filing taxes and accessing government services. To apply for a KRA PIN, you must first visit the KRA iTax portal at

Step 2: Click on “New PIN Registration”

Once you have visited the KRA iTax portal, click on the “New PIN Registration” button. This will take you to the PIN registration form.

Step 3: Select your taxpayer type

The PIN registration form requires you to select your taxpayer type. You can choose from individual, partnership, or company.

Step 4: Enter your personal information

If you are an individual taxpayer you must give your personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and ID number.

If you are in a partnership, you must send in information about the partnership, such as the name and registration number.

As a corporate taxpayer, you are required to identify your company by name and company identification number.

Step 5: Enter your tax obligations

The PIN registration form also requires you to enter your tax obligations. You’ll need this data to figure out what kinds of tax returns you have to submit.

Step 6: Upload your supporting documents

If you are applying for a KRA PIN as a company or partnership, you will need to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of the company or partnership registration certificate
  • Copy of the director’s or partner’s PIN certificate
  • Copy of the director’s or partner’s tax compliance certificate

Step 7: Submit your application

Once you have completed the PIN registration form and uploaded your supporting documents, you can submit your application.

Step 8: Receive your KRA PIN

If your application is approved, you will receive your KRA PIN by email and SMS.

Step 9: Register your KRA PIN to iTax

Once you have received your KRA PIN, you must register it to iTax. This can be done by visiting the KRA iTax portal and clicking on the “Register KRA PIN” button.


Applying for a KRA PIN is a simple process. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily obtain your KRA PIN and start filing your taxes.

Here are some additional tips for applying for a KRA PIN:

  • You need to first make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and information.
  • Carefully review the PIN registration form before you submit it.
  • Double-check your contact information to make sure that you receive your KRA PIN by email and SMS.
  • Register your KRA PIN to iTax as soon as you receive it.

By following these tips, you can avoid any delays in obtaining your KRA PIN.

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