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 are getting reports that BIR no longer allows an individual to register under Eo 98. As soon as we get confirmation and validation of these reports we will update this post. If you went to BIR and was not allowed to get a TIN even for driver’s license application, opening a bank account where TIN is required, kindly let us know the details so we can also share the info with the rest of our readers. Salamat.
ACTUAL EXPERIENCES of iSensey Readers in getting TIN from BIR
Thank you all readers- sharers for taking the time to drop a comment based on your personal experience of getting TIN after being denied getting one via EO98.
February 25, 2016 CAMILLE
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
Update March 15, 2017 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.
June 2017 PHILIP
For students under DOST who wants to get TIN to open Landbank savings account, Philip shared his experience, kindly see comment section for case background.
To sum up, BIR only required the following documents in Philip’s case: Form 1904, NSO birth certificate, address ng residence or boarding house, list of requirements to open LBP account.
June 2017 KERONZEN
Keronzen succesfully filed for a BIR tax identification number by submitting Form 1901, Valid ID & OTC (Occupation Tax Receipt) for Non-professional. Please see comment of Keronzen to see background of his case.
To all other readers of this post who were successful in getting TIN number through Executive Order 98 or by other means, 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!
May everyone get TIN numbers successfully!