How to Get TIN Number Online and Verification Process

Are you a Filipino citizen or resident who needs to verify your Tax Identification Number (TIN) in the Philippines? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the easy process of TIN verification and obtaining your TIN number hassle-free.

A TIN is essential for every taxpayer in the Philippines, whether you’re an employee, self-employed, or a business owner. It is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to ensure accurate tax compliance. Our step-by-step guide will help you quickly validate your TIN and provide practical tips on obtaining a TIN number if you haven’t yet.

Don’t let the complexity of tax-related matters overwhelm you. With our guidance, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your TIN is valid and up to date. Get ready to navigate the world of tax compliance effortlessly with [Brand Name].

What is a TIN number?

A TIN number, or Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit identification number assigned to individuals and businesses by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the Philippines. It serves as a way to track taxpayers and ensure accurate tax compliance.

Having a TIN number is vital for several reasons. First, it is required by the BIR for any individual or business engaged in taxable activities. Whether you’re an employee receiving a salary, a self-employed individual, or a business owner, you need a TIN number to fulfill your tax obligations.

Additionally, a TIN number is necessary for various financial transactions such as opening a bank account, applying for loans, or investing in stocks and other securities. It serves as a form of identification and helps streamline financial processes.

Lastly, a TIN number is crucial for government records and monitoring. It allows the BIR to track taxpayers, ensure accurate tax reporting, and detect potential tax evasion or discrepancies.

Take note only the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the Philippines is responsible for issuing and assigning TIN  and tin ID.

Requirements and Documents To Get TIN Number

Obtaining a TIN number in the Philippines is a fairly straightforward process. To apply for a TIN number, you will need to gather the following requirements and documents:

1. Valid identification documents: Prepare at least two valid IDs, such as your passport, driver’s license, postal ID, or any government-issued ID with your full name, photo, and signature.

2. Proof of address: Provide a document that shows your current address, such as a recent utility bill, bank statement, or lease agreement.

3. Birth certificate or marriage certificate: If you’re a Filipino citizen, you must present your birth certificate. You must present your marriage certificate if you’re a foreigner married to a Filipino citizen.

4. Employment or business details: Prepare information about your current employment or business, including your employer’s or business name, address, and contact details.

Once you have gathered all the necessary requirements, you can proceed to the next steps to obtain your TIN number hassle-free.

Ways for TIN Verification in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there are multiple ways to verify your TIN number. The most convenient and efficient methods include:

1. Online verification

Visit the official website of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and look for the TIN verification tool. Enter your TIN number and other required details to check its validity. This method allows you to verify your TIN from the comfort of your own home or office.

2. BIR hotline

Contact the BIR hotline and provide them with your TIN number and personal information. The BIR representative will verify your TIN number and provide you with the necessary information. This method is helpful if you prefer speaking with a BIR representative directly.

3. In-person verification

Visit the nearest BIR office or any authorized BIR registration center. Present your TIN number and valid identification documents to the BIR officer or staff. They will verify your TIN number and provide any additional information or assistance you may need.

Choose the method that suits your preference and convenience to verify your TIN number easily.

Step-by-step Guide on How To Get TIN Number

To get a TIN number in the Philippines, follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Check if you already have a TIN

Before applying for a TIN number, verify if you already have one. Use the TIN verification methods mentioned earlier to confirm the status of your TIN. If you don’t have a TIN, proceed to the next step.

No fee in getting tin ID- it’s only “FREE.” If you lost your tin ID, you could still get your tin ID, but at this time, you have to pay a minimal amount. Importantly, you can only get your tin ID manually—no way to get your tin ID online. 

2. Gather the requirements

Collect all the requirements and documents mentioned earlier, including valid identification documents, proof of address, and birth or marriage certificate.

3. Prepare your employment or business details

If you’re employed, gather information about your employer, such as their name, address, and contact details. If you’re self-employed or a business owner, prepare your business details, including your business name, address, and contact information.

TIP: New employees shall accomplish and file the application within ten (10) days from the date of employment.

4. Visit the nearest BIR office

Go to the nearest BIR office or any authorized BIR registration center. Approach the BIR officer or staff and inform them that you want to apply for a TIN number.

Find the nearest RDO

5. Submit the requirements

Provide the requirements and documents to the BIR officer or staff. They will review your documents and process your TIN application.

6. Attend the taxpayer’s seminar

As part of the TIN application process, you may be required to attend a taxpayer’s seminar. This seminar provides essential information about tax compliance and your responsibilities as a taxpayer.

7. Receive your TIN number

After completing the necessary steps and submitting the required documents, the BIR will assign you a TIN number. Depending on the BIR’s procedures, you will receive your TIN number either on the same day or through mail.

How to Get TIN Number for Business Purposes

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Warning: There are only two ways on how get TIN number online and TIN ID. Don’t accept if someone will offer you to get TIN number online or for TIN ID.

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How to Get TIN Number Online Using eREG System

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

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

Related : BIR Form 1709 Updates

Online services suit those who don’t want to lose their patience in the long line. Therefore, these services are very efficient, especially for those working full-time and with no time to go to their local BIR office. However, this online registration is only for employers, not for all. Indeed, if you don’t have an employer, you will get your TIN on the nearest RDO. 

What if You Lost Your TIN Number

Don’t be sad if you lost your TIN or can’t remember. There are still ways to get your TIN. First, you can ask your employer who can verify your TIN using the Ereg system. Second, you can email or visit your RDO to verify your TIN.

How to Get TIN for OFW’s

If you’re working abroad and need to set up a TIN, you have options according to the RMC 103-2020. 

  1. First, apply through authorized representatives. Make sure to provide SPA to trust someone to get your TIN. Therefore, the proof of registration or the tin has been issued is when the BIR Form No. 1904 is officially stamped.
  2. Second, Via email:[email protected]Those who apply via email must submit the scanned copy of BIR form 1904 and the passport page.  Also, you need to submit a certification or any proof of absence from the Philippines.


Obtaining and verifying your TIN number in the Philippines doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Our step-by-step guide lets you easily navigate the requirements, verification methods, and application steps.

Remember, having a TIN number is crucial for tax compliance, financial transactions, and government records. By following the outlined procedures and gathering the necessary documents, you’ll be on your way to obtaining a TIN number hassle-free.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey toward tax compliance and financial stability by verifying or obtaining your TIN number today!

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      1. what form do i need to fill up if im going to get or aply TIN number for bank purposes..mkakuha po kaya ako? pano po mgverify ng TIN number?thank you

        1. Hello po can I ask po pag po nakakuha na po ng form na 1902 and na fill up na po san po sya ibibigay para makakuha po ng tin number mag aaply paang po kasi ako

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

  5. As of the moment I don’t have a TIN ID. But the bank that I’m opening account with needs VERIFICATION SLIP. How can I get that SLIP? What form should I need to fill-up? Thank you!

  6. I’m 19 years old, an accountancy student and unemployed. My family is going to invest in mutual funds under my name and I need a TIN to apply for an account with a broker as a requirement. Would I be granted with a TIN for this purpose? What should I need to get one?

  7. Hi, i have my TIN ID when im single registered in Trece Martirez Cavite, i am now married and need to update my TIN? or i can get a new One? im planning to open a sari sari store in Gen Trias, and the BIR registration is in Kawit, is my TIN able to use ?
    Thank You

  8. Hi, I’m an employer and my housemaid needs to have a TIN number for opening a bank account. I tried to create an Employer User Account on the BIR website but unfortunately, I don’t remember my COR-OCN number. Is there any other way to apply for a TIN number online? Thank you!

  9. Hi. I’m currently on leave from my work place and away from the RDO I’m registered in but the workplace asked for a TIN verification slip. Can I apply for it at a nearest RDO or I have to apply for it at my designated RDO? Thanks.

      1. Hello po. I got my TIN number on 2003 in BIR San Fernando but I did not get po my TIN ID. I was an OFW 4 years ago. Now I am about to start a new job here in the Philippines and one of the requirements po is TIN ID or verification slip. Can I get the TIN ID in another branch for example BIR Tarlac? Thank you so much.

  10. Hi.
    How can i apply for a tin # if im unemployed.
    No other valid ids as this will be the first one ill try to get.

  11. Good day,
    i would like to apply a TIN NUMBER but I have no idea how.Presently,am here in abroad .I would like to open and account in METROSEC one of the requirements TIN NUMBER. I am a Metrobank holder.
    what is the way to get it? Hope to hear you soon.
    Thank you,


  12. hi i am an ofw, i have no tin number yet and it happened the online bank registration need tin number, pwedi po ba ako makakoha ng tin number online? salamat po sa tugon

  13. Hi! What is that correct TIN app name to verify? I can’t find it on Apple Store. MY TIN was issued 2003 and I need to verify if active and can use it for future use. (There’s no way for me to go to the branch where i applied it due to travel restrictions)

  14. Hi there! I have a new employer and my tin was registered at my previous employer’s RDO. Do I have to register my tin at my new employer’s RDO or my new employer will be the one to register it so long as I provide them my tin number? Thank you.

  15. Hello. Can you help me? I’m a little confused.
    The main office of my previous employer is located in mandaluyong while I was assigned here in cebu branch. The main office was responsible for the nationwide TIN process.
    Now my former co-worker tried to get their TIN ID here in BIR cebu but they were told that they should get their TIN ID where it was processed (so technically it’s in mandaluyong).

    In my case tho, I resigned last year and my current company required a TIN ID or TIN VERIFICATION SLIP before I sign the job offer. I contacted my previous employer to request for at least one of the 2 requirements but I was told that I could get my TIN ID and VERIFICATION SLIP here in BIR cebu.

    My question is can I really get my TIN ID or TIN VERIFICATION SLIP here in cebu even though it was processed in mandaluyong ?
    If I can’t, then can you suggest other ways for me to get them?

    PS. The TIN verifier app does not work at all. It’s always “no available agent at the moment”. been using it for 3 days and still no progess.

    1. Yes you can process your TIN ID or have a verification slip in Cebu as long as you can submit a proof that you’re currently employed in Cebu.

      Request from your employer list of employees that includes your name in your current employer.

  16. Hi,
    Is there a chance to get a tin ID online for an ex ofw who still living abroad? And if can, is it possible to send the tin ID thru email and be printed by the applicant? As it is needed for also to apply job to some companies abroad.
    Hope for your reply.. Thank you and regards.

  17. Hi,
    I recently got my tin number/id through online assistance on e-reg, my purpose is to have a valid id. I didn’t know that it was not allowed, as well as the process in e-reg until I did my research… So basically I was registered as an employee even though I am not yet working. I’m still a student and I still have 1-2 years before I could actually start working.
    Will there be a problem if I was registered as employee even though I am not working? Do I need to change my status to unemployed or should I just cancel my tin number?
    I’m really worried that I may have a case in the future ?

    1. Hello Dan, since you got your TIN using ereg, it means your employer has a record. Also, BIR will assumed that your employer will always file your ITR.

      And since your status is employed, you’re required to file your ITR. So I advice to update your status.

      1. Sir, ask ko lang sana if pano makakuha ng Tin Verification Slip? 1 day process lang po ba ito? tsaka any RDO ba ang nagrerelease o kailangan ko pumunta sa RDO na nakaassign sakin? salamat.

  18. Hi. What type of BIR form should I choose in getting a TIN ID. I am unemployed and a student but I do need a valid ID for any transactions.

    If ever I’ll apply in an online platform that needs a TIN, what BIR form should I also be using to apply for a TIN ID.

    1. Please check the requirements and process how to get if you’re unemployed.

      Online platform for TIN number is only for those who are employed and whose employer are registered in ereg.

      Note: Don’t get any TIN number online because only BIR and ereg are aithorized to issue TIN.

  19. Hi Sir Murillo. May I know if I am required to show supporting documents regarding my purpose of getting a TIN? I am unemployed and my purpose of applying for TIN is for completion of requirements in stocks trading.
    Thank you very much and more power!

  20. Hello!

    I already have a TIN number but in need of a physical TIN ID. Do I still need to fill up any form to avail of a physical TIN ID? And am I allowed to give authorization to someone else to get my TIN ID? Thanks in advance!

  21. Sir, ask ko lang sana if pano makakuha ng Tin Verification Slip? 1 day process lang po ba ito? tsaka any RDO ba ang nagrerelease o kailangan ko pumunta sa RDO na nakaassign sakin? salamat.

      1. I actually need a Tin Verification Slip signed with a BIR Officer with RDO Code indicated. Can you advice me where could I get this? thank you sir.

      2. Actually po kasi sir what I need is Tin Verification Slip signed by a BIR Officer with RDO Code indicated. any advice po kaya kung saan ako pinakamabilis makakakuha nito? salamat sir. sobrang urgent po kasi

  22. Sir ask ko lang po small YouTuber po ako and I just applied for a TIN using form 1901 and I got the ID the same day but the problem is hinihingan po nila ako Form 2307 na hihingin ko naman daw po sa YouTube. But ang pagkakaalam ko po is di naman namimigay ng ganun YouTube and the other is they gave me a receipt which they said I should use (for whatever reason give the other copy to YouTube each transaction) pinapagawa din po nila ako ng ledger and a journal. Pati po pinagpapasa din nila ako ng form 1701Q 3x on each given time and an Annual 1701A. Bat parang sobrang komplikado naman po?

  23. Good day.. how to know my Tin number, i forgot my tin number, please help me.i don’t know what to do.

    1. Thanks for messaging us. I know it’s a little bit tiring. Don’t worry you can still recover your TIN number in two ways.

      First- You can use the TIN Verifier app for android and OS. But this process takes patience and you will only access during weekdays.

      Second- Go to your RDO, apply BIR Form for tin verification.

      Hope we address your concern. Thank you

    1. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you. First, you can download the TIN verifier app in your android or IOS phone then choose tin verifier. It will ask some informations which you are required to provide, but you have to try many times and wait patiently.

      Second, If the RDO is accessible of feasible to go there, you can apply to verify your TIN.

      please let me know which one of these options worked for you.

  24. Hi Rosben! If you’re joining a corporation (5+ members) and you have no previous TIN as an individual, do you apply for TIN as a mixed-income earner? And then file taxes individually and as a corporation? Thanks!

  25. hi, I have my TIN number with me but I dont have the documents supporting that number. Can I ask for verification in BIR if its validated and to get a TIN ID as well?

    1. That’s good if you have TIN number, are you and OFW or not? If not, you can use the TIN verifier app to verify you TIN number. This process takes more times and you have to try many times but I guarantee you it worked. You can download in play store or App Store.

  26. Hi po matagal po ba yung pag proseso nang pagkuha ng tin number. Hirap po kase asikasuhin ng employer ko pero nasa kanila na po lahat ng requirements. Hindi ko po kase 1st job ngayon sa bago kong employer. Thanks

  27. hello po i got my TIN thru the form of 1901,, then got employed, nag resign po ako then ang bago ko pong company may sinend na form 1905. pero di ko po alam ano criteria or basis sa pagpalit ng RDO. Sana po matulungan ninyo ako

    1. permanent address ko po is Kabacan, Cotabato which is RDO kidapawan BIR,, currently working at nakatira po sa davao city. need po ba ako mag file for transfer RDO sa case ko po? thank you

  28. Mag apply po sana ako for tin number for first time gagamitin ko sana for travel para may valid id po ako..anong form po kukunin ko atska pano po yon di po ako pwede makalabas pa kasi waiting pa po ako sa vaccination ko para makapag travel po ako..pwede po kaya ako mag online?

  29. I have tin number but when I verify it? I don’t have any record. Can you help me to verify it?

  30. On my previous job my salary is below 20k po (ang alam ko walang income tax return na pinapasa kapag ganoon po ang sweldo)…pero annually po may sinasubmit na papers sa BIR and employer and pinapapirma po ako…my mistake is hindi ko po tinitingnan mabuti ang papel…so I assumed na they got me a TIN Number……now I resigned and I checked with TIN verifier ang sabi po no TIN number under my name po…..I am confused kasi if no TIN number under my name ano po ung sinasubmit nila sa BIR na kailangan ng pirma ko? Hindi ko na po sila macontact to verify po….

  31. Just a question though. For how long will you wait to get a response from the TIN Verifier App once you have submitted all the required information?

  32. Hi! Can I get a VERIFICATION SLIP in any BIR Branch or do I have to go to my assigned RDO po?

    I was employed in Cainta from 2016 to 2017. After that, nag freelance na po ako kaya hindi na ako nakapag contribute sa BIR. Ngayon po nag a-apply ako ng new work at hinihingan ako ng Verification Slip because I don’t have TIN ID.

    Pwede po ba sa nearest BIR office po ako pumunta para kunin verification slip ko (marikina po residence ko now) or need ko pumunta sa assigned RDO sakin based on my previous employment (cainta-taytay RDO)? Ang layo po kasi nung sa Taytay at malapit na din po supposed start date ko sa work kaya ask ko po sana kung pwede po sa Marikina BIR RDO ko na lang po kunin yung verification slip. Pwede po ba yun? Thanks po!


  34. Hi good afternoon..may tin# po aq pero 1904 po..ngaun po need ko po kumuha ng tin number para sa pag apply ng work..anung form po ang pwede qng kunin..???o pwede na po ung tin# q ng 1904..???

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