How To Stop Worrying About Losing Your KRA PIN

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Are you tired of constantly getting worried when you lose or misplace your KRA PIN? Worry no more, you can learn how to generate your existing KRA PIN online and be able to have limitless printing at anyplace and anytime.

Before you begin the process, you need to have the following information/documents with you;

  • KRA PIN Number
  • ID or Passport
  • Mother’s Fullnames
  • Birth Certificate (Optional)

Step 1: Access KRA ITMS Website

Visit KRA Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) Website – https://mapato1.kra.go.ke/itms/ .

(Make sure you either use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Google Chrome has issues with the KRA’s ITMS system.)

Then click on the “Get Password Existing Taxpayer” option.

Step 2: Validate Your KRA PIN

Enter your KRA PIN on the User PIN field as shown below.

If the KRA PIN is incorrect, you will be able to see the error shown below. Make sure you have typed in the correct PIN.

Step 3: Validate Personal Data of Your Mother

This is part of the validation to check if you are the applicant for that KRA PIN. You need to enter your mother’s name you used in the application for your National ID or Passport.

Select Data – choose either option on the dropdown

Insert Data – enter the name of your Mother according to the choice made on the “Select Data” field before validating.

If your mother’s personal details does not successfully validate. You might need to physically visit KRA offices and perform something called Data Loading. What that means is that you just need to take your ID and inform them the error you received. You can write down the type of error you experienced so they can accurately give you a solution.

Step 4: Update Your Personal details

Once the personal details are validated successfully, you will proceed to update your personal details

You don’t have to fill Section 1 and Section 2. Simply fill all the fields required in Section 3

on KRA ITMS website. Enter your physical address, postal address, telephone, email address and main business activity.

If you don’t know your Landline and Area Code – simply type zero (0) in that field.

If you can’t find your main business activity e.g. Student, then you can scroll and select “ZZ01 – Others” which can be found under the category “OTHERS NOT DIFINED”.

Step 5: Tax Obligation

You won’t need to make any changes in “Section 4 – Taxpayer Obligations” since it was done at the initial registration at KRA office.

PS: Ignore Section 5 – (Business Details) as it is for business PIN registration purpose.

Step 6: Confirming details

You are almost through. Now you will need to confirm that the information you had filled on the application is correct especially the email address.

IMPORTANT! It is crucial that the email address you had typed in this application is correct since that’s the destination where KRA will be sending you the PIN. Please double check before you submit your form.

Step 7: Submit application

Once you have confirmed all the details are correct, simply tick the checkbox that says “I confirm correctness of the details” then click the “Send” button.

If you see this message below, it means you have successfully registered your KRA PIN and you should check your email either inbox and spam folder.

It usually takes less than 5 minutes for the PIN to be generated by the system and sent to your email. However, it can take up-to 24 hours for the PIN to be generated. You will need to be patient and keep checking your email. If it goes beyond 24 hours, you can go KRA office with the details you used to register and they will be able to assist you.

If successful, follow the instructions sent by KRA ITMS to activate your PIN using Security Stamp that will be attached in that email. Remember to change the password once you login. That’s all!

Here is to your Success!

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