ISBI @ Strathmore Business School
2 min readMay 11, 2023


Ahead of the Game: Tips for Filing Your Tax Return Early and Efficiently

It’s tax season, and with the deadline for filing your return set to arrive soon, you might be wondering how to get it done in time. Filing your taxes early relieves the stress of the looming deadline and helps you get a head start on planning for the upcoming year.

In this article, we will provide some tips on how to file your tax return early and efficiently.

Gather all necessary documents:

Before you start filing your tax return, ensure that you have all the necessary documents and paperwork in hand. This includes a P9 form from the employer, Book of accounts for individuals with other sources of income such as a business. Based on a unique individual case, you may be required to have these additional documents.

File your returns on itax:

Tax software programs can make filing your tax return much more straightforward and efficient. These programs typically guide you through the process, asking questions about your income and expenses and prompting you to enter the necessary information. itax also offers features such as auto-fill, which pulls data from previous years’ returns, making the process even faster.

Check for errors:

Before submitting your tax return, be sure to double-check for errors. Simple mistakes such as incorrect deductions can result in delays or even penalties. Take the time to carefully review your return before submitting it.

Claim your NHIF Insurance Relief:

If you are due a refund, consider following these steps and set up a direct deposit to receive your refund more quickly.

Plan for next year:

Filing your tax return early gives you a head start on planning for the upcoming year. Use the information from your return to make any necessary adjustments to your tax withholding or to plan for upcoming expenses that may be tax-deductible.

Filing your tax return early saves you time, reduces stress, and helps you plan for the future. Follow these tips to file your tax return efficiently and get ahead of the game