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Kenya - Apply for a Company Tax Clearance Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

Apply On-line
Step 1: Get started by logging in to Kenya Revenue Authority Portal

  • Go to KRA online tax portal: KRA online tax portal and log in.
  • Enter KRA PIN then click continue.
  • Enter password and security stamp to login to your KRA account.

Step 2: Select Clearance certificate

  • Click on the Tax clearance certificate (TCC) icon to make the request for a Tax Clearance Certificate

Step 3: Check for any outstanding tax payment obligation and tax period

  • Under tax head icon select (company tax)
  • Under the tax sub head icon select (Any outstanding tax obligation)
  • Select tax period you want to pay if any (e.g. Jan 2019 to Dec 2019)
  • Choose the mode of payment (cash /cheque/ RTGS)

Step 4: Download the payment slip and make payment

  • After making the selections above click submit to download a payment slip
  • Proceed to make payment using payment slip.

Step 5: Obtain Tax Clearance form in your email address.

  • After payment of any outstanding taxes, a PDF copy of the TCC (Tax Clearance Certificate) will be sent to your email address which you can print.



Apply In-Person:

  1. Go to the Office of General Directorate of Taxes at the Kenya Revenue Authority. To make the application.
  2. Bring and present the required documents to the revenue officer. These documents have been mentioned in the required documents section of this page. They Include:-
    (i) Tax Identification certificate;
    (ii) Proof of income
    (iii) Audited accounts.
    (iv) Business registration certificate;
  3. You will be given a Tax Clearance Certificate application form to fill. The tax revenue officer will assess the application and determine any tax payable.
  4. The revenue officer will direct you to the cashier to pay the any tax due and application fee for your Tax Clearance Certificate
  5. After payment any outstanding tax you will be issued with a Company Tax Clearance certificate.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Tax Identification certificate;
  2. Proof of income
  3. Audited accounts.
  4. Business registration certificate;
  5. Articles and Memorandum of Association

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kenya Revenue Authority- Head Office
Times Tower, 19th Floor,
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30742
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel. 310900, 2813068 , 2813160 , 2812011.
Fax: 253532,240929 ,315987
Email: [email protected]
Website: Kenya Revenue Authority website

KRA Desk - Huduma Center Huduma Center Locations

i - Tax Protal i-Tax Portal

Eligibility[edit]

  • Anyone who carries out a taxable transaction is eligible to register for a Tax clearance certificate.


Fees[edit]

  • Usually the fees depending on the amount of money the company generates.

Validity[edit]

  • Tax Compliance Certificates are valid for twelve months only.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Applications forms can be obtained at KRA offices.
  • Applications can also be done online.

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Immediate

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Instructions[edit]

Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  1. The full name and other relevant details of the registered person / applicant;
  2. Tax Identification Number (TIN);
  3. Period of submission of returns;
  4. Amount of taxable income;
  5. Amount of tax income to be registered;

Need for the Document[edit]

A tax compliance, otherwise known as a Tax Clearance Certificate is an official document issued by KRA, as proof of having filed and paid all your taxes.

  1. Tax Compliance Certificates for Taxpayers seeking tenders with Government Ministries and Institutions.
  2. Tax Compliance Certificates to employees neither leaving service nor seeking new job opportunities.
  3. Tax Compliance Certificates for taxpayers seeking liquor Licenses.
  4. Tax Compliance Certificates to Clearing and Forwarding Agents.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Application for Tax Compliance Certificate should be lodged 7 days prior to expiry of the previous one.
  • Application for a TCC is done through iTax platform and the certificate is sent to applicants' email address.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Others[edit]

Taxpayers seeking Tax Compliance Certificate must be compliant in:

  1. Filing of tax returns on or before the due date for all applicable tax obligations.
  2. Payment of tax on or before the due date.
  3. Clearance of all outstanding tax debt.