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!
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