Learn about KRA PIN

What is a PIN ?

What is a PIN?

A PIN is a Personal Identification Number used while doing business with Kenya Revenue Authority, other Government agencies and service providers.

Personal includes both individuals and artificial persons (i.e. company, club, Trust, etc.)

A sole proprietorship will use the proprietor?s individual PIN for all transactions.

One PIN shall be issued to each person and it shall not be used by a person other than the person to whom it was issued.


The PIN of a person may be used by a tax agent when:

  • They have given written permission to the tax agent to use the PIN; and
  • The tax agent uses the PIN only in respect of the tax affairs of the company or partnership

 

Who should have a PIN?

You are required to have a PIN if you;

  • Are employed
  • Are in business
  • Have rental income
  • Wish to apply for a HELB Loan
  • Want to perform any of the transactions listed below

When can I use the KRA PIN?

The most popular transactions that require PIN include:

  • Registration of title, stamping of instruments by the Commissioner of Lands, and payment of Land Rent.
  • Approval of plans, payment of water deposits, application for a business permit, payment of Land Rent by Local Authorities.
  • Registration of Motor Vehicles, and licensing under the Traffic Act (Cap 403) by the Registrar of motor Vehicles.
  • Registration of Business Names and Companies by the Registrars of Business names and companies.
  • Trade licensing by the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Application for Value Added Tax registration.
  • Underwriting policies by Insurance Companies.
  • To facilitate importation of goods, Customs clearing and forwarding at the offices of Commissioner of Customs and Excise.
  • Payment of Deposits for power connections at Kenya Power and Lightning Co. Ltd.
  • To facilitate all contracts for supply of goods and services to all Government Ministries and Public bodies.