Automate Your Data Entry from January Onward: A Guide to Filing VAT Returns with Autofilled Information

The Kenya Revenue Authority  reminded registered taxpayers on Tuesday that starting this January 2024, VAT return will be prefilled with their tax information available to KRA with the aim of simplifying the process of filing and improving user experience

According to the tax authority, the objective of the auto-populated VAT return is to enhance VAT compliance and transparency in return declarations.

“Ensure VAT claims are validated through TIMS/eTIMS or customs declarations. Electronic tax invoices must be issued, and validity can be checked via QR code or control unit number on iTax Portal. Confirm the accuracy before submission as it’s a self-assessment return.” KRA stated

Further, KRA advised registered VAT taxpayers to confirm the accuracy of the declaration before submitting the returns since the prefilled return is a self-assessment return as prescribed by the law.

Kenya Revenue Authority building at Times Towers

Below are 17 steps to follow in the process of filing VAT Return as stipulated by KRA.

First, you have to log into the iTax Portal and select the option for ‘File Return’ under the Returns menu.

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