Filling of returns will come to an end at 30th June 2020 and Kenya Revenue Authority might not extend its deadline. This is because filling of returns is done for the accounting period between 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019. Kenyans are asked not to blame the Covid-19 pandemic which started on late 2019. They should declare their income as per the act. Failure to do so will attract a penalty of Ksh. 2000 or imprisonment of not less than six months. Filling of returns is normally done online and there is no reason why Kenyans should not do so. It is safe and efficient during this period of Covid-19. They are advised not to visit KRA offices because the agency is following MOH measures including social distancing and gathering.
Therefore every individual should declare his or her source of income through KRA portal. Those who dont have what to declare should just file nil returns. It is also important that cheating may also lead to imprisonment. Employed persons should seek P9 forms from their employers and declare the same as per the guide. Those who have difficulty in doing the same should visit their nearest Cyber cafe for quick assistance before the deadline. They should carry their ID card, KRA pin and the phone used during registration.
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