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How to Check, Pay For KRA Penalties

Taxpayers in Kenya must be aware of the penalties imposed by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for failing to meet their tax obligations.

Penalties can quickly accumulate, leading to significant financial burdens.

Ignoring these penalties can also result in further enforcement actions, such as garnishment of bank accounts or seizure of assets.

It is crucial for individuals and businesses to regularly review their tax records and proactively address any outstanding penalties.

By understanding the penalty structure and taking the necessary steps to resolve them, taxpayers can avoid the compounding effects of interest and additional penalties.

In this article, WoK will provide a comprehensive guide on how to check for KRA penalties and the process to pay them.

How to check for KRA penalties

Follow the steps below to check for KRA penalties;

Step 1: Log in to https://itax.kra.go.ke/KRA-Portal/

Step 2: Enter your KRA PIN, then click continue. Enter your password and Security Stamp (answer the arithmetic sum) and click login.

Step 3: On the dashboard, select My Ledger. A drop down will appear, click on General Ledger.

Step 4: Fill in all the tabs.

Step 5: Under transaction type select penalty.

Step 6: For Account type click on Taxpayer Main Account.

Step 7: Tax Head/SubHead select your preferred inquiry i.e Taxpayer Main Account, Advance Payment

Step 8: For the duration tabs, key in the period you have queries on. When done, click on the show ledger.

If successful, a tab will appear on your screen with the data. Your records will show whether you have penalties or not.

How to pay for KRA penalties

To remit penalties and interest, here is a guide for the taxpayer;

Step 1: Still on the dashboard select Payment.

Step 2: Click on payment registration and follow the directions to pay for a penalty.

Step 3: Fill in your details, an electronic slip (E-Slip) will be generated. Download it. The E-slip will contain a payment registration number. Use it as the account number when paying via M-Pesa.

Paying with M-PESA

On the M-PESA menu, select Paybill. Enter KRA Account Number as 572572 as the business number.

For the account number, enter the registration number.

Enter the amount due. You will receive a confirmation message from M-PESA.