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How to generate KRA pin on your phone for FREE 2022

Introduction

Did you know that you can generate KRA pin and file tax return on your phone by dialing *572#? Well now you know. In this article I will show you how to generate KRA pin on your phone using KRA M-service App and USSD code.

KRA PIN application can be done at any Huduma Centre countrywide. But even with hundreds of Huduma center offices spread countrywide, some people can still not access these offices due to many reasons, this is why government has made it easy to generate KRA pin. With your phone (Smartphone or ordinary phone), you can generate KRA pin for free at the comfort of your mobile phone. This is how;

How to generate KRA pin on your phone for FREE 2022

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How to generate KRA pin on your phone using KRA M-service App

KRA M-service App is a mobile application developed by Kenya Revenue Authority to enable one to access KRA services on their smartphones.

This app is available for free on Google Play Store (Click this link to download)

Services available on KRA M-service App

• Generating KRA pin for new taxpayers

• Filing tax returns (nil and tax remittance)

• Monitoring your tax status

Generating KRA pin for new taxpayers

You can generate the pin on KRA M-service App if you are a new taxpayer. You must not be a taxpayer to have KRA pin, anyone looking to open a bank account must have an active KRA pin.

To generate KRA pin on KRA M-service App, first install the app. You can download the app from Google play store or apple play store depending on your phone’s operating system. Downloading and installing the app is absolutely free.

After successfully downloading and installing the app on your smartphone, the next step is to open it and begin the process of registration.

On the app you will leave the section of existing customer and click on register. The first part you will be required to fill when generating the pin is your nationality. For Kenyan citizens with national Identification Card (ID) it is much easier as compared to those who are not Kenyan citizens who will be required to give very many documents.

After choosing your nationality in the process illustrated above, you will proceed to the next step where you will be required to fill in the following details;

• National Identification Card (ID) number

• Date of birth (as recorded in your ID)

• Your functional email address

• Your functional phone number

• Tax obligation

When your tax will be deducted from your business account , you will click yes under the tax obligation and you will be required to give the following information to enable this process;

• Your business registration number

• Date which you want the automatic deduction to start

After this, your KRA pin will be generated automatically and a the pin’s certificate will be sent to your email (the email you used to register) within seconds.

How to generate KRA pin on your phone using USSD code

Apart from using the KRA M-service mobile App, you can also use USSD code to generate the pin. This service is available to everyone who has a phone be it smartphone or ordinary phone.

To generate this pin using USSD code, all you have to do is dial *572#. After dialing*572#, you will choose the register new account part and enter the details required correctly as they appear on your national ID card.

After entering all your details correctly as required, the pin’s certificate will be sent to your email automatically within few seconds. Do not waste your money visiting your nearest cyber café for something you can do on your phone for FREE.

How to generate KRA pin online

Apart from the above steps, you can also generate this pin on your own by visiting KRA portal on your desktop device (laptop or computer). All you need is your national ID number. Follow this process to register and get your pin certificate immediately;

Log on to KRA portal and Open Taxpayer Registration. Fill in your details as they appear on your national ID card and your pin will be generated automatically and a certificate with the pin (KRA) will be sent automatically to your email.

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Marion Mwangangi is a Journalism student at Multimedia University of Kenya. Apart from being a student, she is a professional graphic designer, an SEO expert and a video editor. Email: mwangangimarion340@gmail.com

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