Details on how to get a Tax Identification Number or TIN from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR under Executive Order 98.
There are situations wherein a government agency requires you to submit a TIN number to continue processing your documents, example: getting a driver’s license from LTO or processing deed of sale of real properties in BIR, etc.
Private establishments may also require a TIN number, example: Opening a bank account, claiming a Western Union padala, or you are applying for a job where TIN must be submitted ahead of employment contract.
But what if you currently do not have a TIN number or TIN ID, how do you get one? Can students, plain housewife, unemployed get a TIN number from the BIR? Yes, they can, and you can too by applying under EO 98.
Guide on TIN Number Application
- For individual applicants, bring the following documents to BIR: NSO Birth Certificate or Passport. For married women, bring NSO Birth Certificate AND Marriage Contract.
- Go to the BIR RDO office with jurisdiction over your residence.
**This means if you live in Bulacan, you can’t get a TIN in Cavite.
**Kukuha ka ng TIN sa BIR office na nakakasakop sa iyong tinitirhan.
- Once in BIR, request for 3 copies of Tax Form 1904 – This is the form to use for those who are applying for Registration for One-Time Taxpayer and for those who wants to apply under EO 98.
- Fill up to the form completely and then submit them to the BIR officer together with your documentary requirements detailed in #3.
Getting a TIN from BIR is FREE. There is no charge.
Once you have your TIN number, BIR will also give you a TIN ID Card. It is best to laminate the card to protect it from tearing easily. Also, make sure to safe keep your personal copy of Tax Form 1904.
We will also share soon on iSensey a handy guide on how to apply for TIN number via online registration. Watch out for this!
UPDATE February 25, 2016 from iSensey reader Camille (Thank you Camille for taking the time to drop a comment based on your personal experience of getting TIN as it is required to file for LTO Driver License application!)
Hi. I just wanna share this regarding the issuance of Tax identification Number for those who will apply UNDER E.O. 98.. according to the person in charge in our RDO (Binan, Laguna), Additional requirements are needed:
– police clearance
– recommendation letter from LTO (as proof that you have a student license and you are going to apply for non-professional/professional driver’s license)
– Form 1904
I was just informed a while ago that’s why I wasn’t able to get my TIN yet when i visited their office.
To all other readers of this post who were sucessful in getting TIN number through Executive Order 98, please drop a comment if you were ask to present other requirements or documents. This way, we all can help our fellow Filipinos who needs TIN number but is not currently employed. Salamat!
Update March 15, 2017 as shared by Scan in the comment (Thank You Scan!):
“Just called the RDO in West Ave, QC. To get a TIN for the purpose of opening a bank account, you should get:
1) Barangay Clearance
2) NSO Birth Certificate”
It is better to call your RDO directly and ask what to present when you go and file for your TIN via EO 98.