How to Get TIN Number?


Due to the COVID-19, it might be difficult for you to go to the nearest RDO or to your city hall, make sure to check the nearest RDO/City Hall before getting your TIN.

How to Get TIN Number
  • Find a local office of Bureau of Internal Revenue or RDO/ Municipal Hall
  • Ask for the TIN application form (see the BIR form needed depending on your purpose) and fill up all the information needed. 
  • After you completed the application form, submit it together with valid ID or other valid requirements.
  • Get your Tax Identification Number in the releasing window in your local BIR office
  • Make it laminated if it is not a plastic ID.

Do you have TIN or are you still getting your TIN? But how to get TIN in the Philippines? If want to get your TIN and you don’t have any idea how to get it, don’t worry this article will help you to get an answer to your questions regarding TIN and securing TIN online.  Learn these five (5) simple and easy steps in getting your TIN  in the Philippines as fast as you can. In this article, you will learn also how to get TIN Number online and the requirements needed in getting TIN Number. 

Let’s talk first about “what is Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)“? And why do you need it? Let’s start with the meaning of TIN.



What is TIN Number in the Philippines?

Every person is required by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to have this number. This Taxpayer Identification Number is used in making, rendering, or filing a tax return to the BIR. This number must be indicated in your return.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the Philippines is the one who is responsible for assigning the numbers to the applicant. Every applicant must have a different number.



How to Get TIN Number?

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1. Secure an Application Form in getting TIN in the Philippines

Individuals will use different forms in filing their application for Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN). There are four different types of application forms depending on the type of business organization/earner.

BIR Form 1901 is used for individuals who are Self-employed, mixed-income earner, and estates/trusts.

For those individuals who are earning purely compensation income and non-resident citizens or resident alien employees will use the BIR Form 1902 for registration.

Corporations and partnership, including government-owned and controlled corporations, will use the BIR Form 1903 for registration

Application for Registration of one-time taxpayer and persons registering under EO 98 (securing a TIN to be able to transact with any government office) should use the BIR Form 1904.


2. Submit the Documentary Requirements and Other Forms

For Self-employed and Mixed Income Individuals

  • BIR Form 1901
  • Identification cards that show the name, address, and birth date of the applicant
  • Photocopy of Mayor’s Business Permit or duly received an application for a business permit, if still in process with the LGU (Local Government Unit) and Professional Tax Receipt/Occupational (optional).
  • Proof of Payment of Annual Registration Fee for existing TIN or applicable TIN issuance
  • BIR Form 1906
  • A sample of principal receipts or invoices
  • Special power of attorney and ID of an authorized person if another representative will process the application

Estates-Judicial Settlement and Trusts

  • BIR Form 1901
  • Photocopy of the Death Certificate of the deceased and judicial settlement
  • DTI Certificate of Registration Business Name (if the business name will be used)
  • For Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE) registered shall submit Certificate of Authority.
  • For BOI-Arm, PEZA, BCDA, and SBMA shall submit the proof of registration or permit to operate.
  • Franchise Documents and Marriage contract if applicable.

Individuals earnings Purely Compensation Income/Non-resident and OFW’s

  • BIR Form 1902
  • Identification cards that show the name, address, and birth date of the applicant
  • Marriage contract if applicable
  • For non-resident citizens and aliens shall submit the passport with Visa or any valid identification cards for OCW’s or seamen earning purely foreign-source income.
  • Working permit/contract duly received the application for alien employment permit by the DOLE.


Corporations, Partnerships including GOCC’s whether Taxable/Non-Taxable

  • Photocopy of SEC certificate of Incorporation or certificate of Recording for partnership
  • In case of foreign cooperation of photocopy of License to Do business in the Philippines must be submitted
  • Articles of incorporation (Corporation) or Articles of Partnerships (Partnership)
  • Photocopy of Mayor’s Business Permit or duly received an application for Mayor’s Business Permit if still processing with the LGU.
  • New sets of permanently bound books of accounts
  • Proof of Payment of Annual Registration Fee, except those who are exempted from the imposition of ARF.
  • BIR Form No. 1906 and Sample of Principal Receipts or Invoices
  • Board resolution indicating the name of the authorized representative and Secretary’s Certificate if other people will be processing the application.

3. Pay the Annual Registration Fee and Documentary Stamps

Pay the annual registration fee is 500 pesos only at the New Business registrants Counter in the BIR office. The amount to be paid for the documentary stamps will depend on the nature of the business and the applicant.

4. Get the Certificate of Registration from the RDO (Regional District Officer)

Get your certificate of registration to your nearest RDO.

5.    Be Knowledgeable with the Rights and Duties as a Taxpayer

Attend the taxpayer’s initial briefing to be conducted by the RDO concerned for new registrants in order to appraise your rights and duties and responsibilities as a taxpayer. 

How to Get TIN ID?



Are you wondering if how you can easily get a tin number easily in the Philippines? If it is your first time getting TIN Number. Here are the simple tips!

  • Find a local office of Bureau of Internal Revenue for inquiry.
  • Ask for the TIN application form and fill up all the information needed. For more information about the BIR Form, please check the above information. If you are not sure about the form you needed to get, drop your comments bellows.
  • After you completed the application form, submit it together with valid ID or other valid requirements.
  • Get your Tax Identification Number in the releasing window in your local BIR office
  • Make it laminated if it is not a plastic ID.

How to Get TIN Number Online?

Who can apply TIN online? According to the eREG System web application system for various taxpayer registration services, such as TIN issuance, payment of registration fee, and issuance of Certificate of Registration. It is available for use by Corporate or Non-Individual Taxpayer-Employers to facilitate the issuance of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of their employees. Corporate or non-individual employers registered with the Bureau shall enroll an authorized user who shall access the system and issue the TIN of its new employees without existing TIN.

The eREG System is currently available for use by Corporate taxpayers only. For registration of your new employees, please visit the Revenue District Office where you are registered. Click here for more details on how apply TIN number online using eREG. 

Online services are good for those who don’t want to lose their patience in the long line. These services are very efficient especially those who are working full time and no time in going to their local BIR office. However, this online registration is only for employers not for all. If you don't have an employer, you will get your TIN on the nearest RDO. 

Find the nearest RDO

How to Get TIN  Number for Employment?




Before you decide to get your TIN number for employment, make sure to inform your HR department to assist you. Here are the tips on how to get a tin number in the Philippines.

  1. Visit your local BIR office.
  2. Get the application form for employment. Don’t submit it yet to the BIR. Do you know why? You need to submit it to your employer to fill up the other information. Make a checklist of these documents before submitting it to your employer
    • Any identification issued by an authorized government body (e.g. Birth Certificate, passport, driver’s license, Community Tax Certificate) that shows the name, address and birth date of the applicant;
    • Marriage Contract, if applicable;
    • For Alien Employee – Passport; and
    • Working Permit; or Photocopy of duly received Application for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  3. Submit BIR Form 1902 to the Revenue District Office (RDO) having jurisdiction over the place of office of the employer where such an employee is expected to report for work.
TIP: New employees shall accomplish and file the application within ten (10) days from date of employment.

What will happen if you have Multiple TIN Numbers?

In the Philippines, every taxpayer must possess one TIN only. Having multiple Taxpayer’s Identification Number should be reported to the nearest RDO. If you discovered that you have multiple TIN’s, make sure you report it to the BIR to avoid future penalties.

Conclusions

After reading this, you've learned the necessary documents and things to do on how to get the tin number in the Philippines. If you have any questions, you may be interested to read this top ten question regarding registration with BIR.

If you have any questions not included in this article, you can drop your comments below. We'll appreciate it. Don't forget to share and rate if you find this article interesting and helpful.

About Rosben Orbeso Murillo, CPA

-ONLINE FREELANCE Studied at Saint Paul School of Professional Studies Work Experiences: Taught both Accounting and Taxation for more than six (6) years. Former Tax CPA reviewer at SPSBL CPA review center.

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16 comments

  1. Can i have my tin number

  2. Remo J. Recentes

    I have my number already but because I am an OFW I forgot my num and lost my card how can I know my num?

  3. Henry Gene Gasco

    What are the requirements in getting my TIN No.? The company i’m applying for requires me to give such. It’s my first employment and i’m about to get employed in a government agency.

    • Hi Henry thanks for reaching us. The requirements are still the same regardless your employment. THose individuals who are earning purely compensation income and non-resident citizens or resident alien employees will use the BIR Form 1902 for registration. You may follow the same procedures stated in this article.

  4. What’s the aplicable form for me, i have a newly registered business, we register it in DTI to my name

  5. How do i get tin number if im a college student, unemployed.

  6. Cristine boyon bonita

    How to recover my tin number online

  7. Hi! How do we apply for TIN for 2 of our employees online using the eREG System? I am absolutely not a techie person. Can you explain the step by step procedure on how to get into the eREG System. I can’t fathom those technical words and titles. Desperate for help!

  8. Hello. I was asked by the bank to get a TIN number and they gave me an endorsement letter to get a TIN number to BIR. May I what requirements do I need to prepare and pass to the office?

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