Taxpayer Identification Number: How to get TIN ID this 2022?

16 May 2022
How to get TIN ID this 2022

To be a good taxpayer, you must realize the value of giving a percentage of your income to the general welfare of the nation. In order to do this, You may get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID from your local Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) office to prove that you are a responsible member of society and a taxpayer.


Everyone who pays taxes in the Philippines should have a Tax Identification Number. The paper acts as evidence of membership in the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and a legitimate ID. Due to this, every person residing in the Philippines that's already in their legitimate age must now understand how to get a TIN ID, since it is now a prerequisite for any government-related transactions that they want to complete.


A large number of people apply for these IDs every day.


Prior to visiting any BIR office in the nation, a potential applicant would want to have a quick rundown of the steps required in getting their application approved. It is important to remember a few things when applying for this document. Even yet, the procedures are straightforward and basic.


Below are the requirements, steps, and fees on how to get TIN ID in the Philippines:


What are the TIN ID requirements?

For taxpayers who have previously registered with the BIR, you will just need to produce one government-issued ID when applying for a TIN ID.

Meanwhile, for the first time taxpayers, they must present the following documents to their Revenue District Office or RDOs in order to apply for a TIN number and TIN ID at the same time:

  • 1 valid government-issued ID

  • 1 x 1 picture

  • Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA)

  • Duly accomplished BIR registration form (BIR Form 1902 or 1904)

  • Marriage certificate/contract (if applicable)

  • PSA Birth Certificate

Where to get a TIN ID Card?

A TIN ID may be obtained at the revenue district office (RDO) where you are or will be registering. Personal attendance is necessary, however, an authorized agent may submit the request on your behalf if you offer a Special Power of Attorney.

In line with Revenue Regulations No. 7-2012, revenue district offices must process and issue new TIN ID cards within 24 hours of receipt of a request, but only if you submit your request before the cutoff time of 1 PM.

If you're wondering if there it is possible to apply for a TIN ID online, unfortunately, as of this moment, you can only apply for a TIN ID through walk-in applications.

How much to get TIN ID Card?

The application for a TIN ID card is completely free. However, Taxpayers who need a replacement for a lost or damaged TIN card would have to pay a fee of Php 100.


How to Get TIN ID Card Without a TIN Number (For New Employees, First-Time Taxpayers, or Self employed)

The TIN ID card is one of the simplest forms of legal identification to get in the Philippines. You can get TIN ID by following the instructions below if you have never had one before:

1. Apply for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

This number can only be obtained by going to the BIR and filling out an application. A TIN ID card will not be granted to anybody if they do not have one.

2. Go to the RDO where your TIN number was originally granted to get TIN ID.

Obtaining a TIN ID is as simple as completing an application at the BIR RDO and submitting it. Do it as soon as the TIN is issued by the registration official.

You may get your TIN card within a few minutes or an hour—if the RDO isn't too busy on the day of your transaction, that is. However, if the BIR office is running low on ID paper or suffering a system malfunction, you will be required to return to the RDO within one to three working days.

3. Get your TIN ID.

Your 1 x 1 picture and signature should be attached to your TIN card when you get it. Make sure to have your ID card laminated as soon as possible to prevent it from being damaged.


How To Get TIN ID with existing TIN number

Here are the steps you need to follow in getting a TIN ID when you already have an existing TIN Number:

1. Visit the RDO (Revenue District Office) in which you are registered.

The RDO where you're registered is also the place to apply for a TIN card if you've previously been given a TIN via your company.

In the past, employers were responsible for submitting a batch request for TIN cards for their workers but unfortunately, this regulation is no longer applicable. As of May 2019, the BIR issued Revenue Memorandum Order No. 37-2019, which mandates that workers attend in person at their RDO to get their TIN ID card,

2. Get your application for a TIN ID.

Only one valid ID is required for employees to apply for a TIN card. It is also possible to designate a representative to claim a TIN card on behalf of someone who is not able to do so in person. In this case, in order for the RDO to issue a TIN card, the representative's Special Power of Attorney must be submitted.


How To Get TIN ID if you are Unemployed

Unemployed Filipinos over the age of 18 may now apply for a TIN and TIN card under the provisions of Executive Order (EO) No. 98, allowing them to deal with public and private institutions alike even if they don't currently have a job.

TIN ID requirements for unemployed individuals

Following are the prerequisites for applying for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN):

  • Birth Certificate, driver’s license, passport (for non-resident aliens), Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA), or any valid government-issued ID showing your full name, address, and birthdate

  • Marriage certificate or marriage contract (if married)

  • Depending on your reason for filing for a TIN, you may be asked to provide additional papers. You can also get in touch with the RDO where you'll be submitting your application if you have any more questions regarding your application.

Procedures on how to get TIN ID if unemployed

As an unemployed Filipino, please follow these procedures to apply for a TIN and a TIN ID:

  1. Visit the revenue district office (RDO) in charge of collecting your taxes in the area where you live.

  2. Complete and submit BIR Form 1904 in two copies.

  3. Submit all of the necessary paperwork.

  4. Wait for your TIN to be processed, and then apply for a TIN ID card thereafter.

  5. Obtain your TIN identification number and TIN ID.


How To Replace lost TIN ID or Get a new one for Damaged or Unupdated TIN ID

Are you worried because you misplaced or damaged your TIN Card ID? You can easily have your TIN card replaced if you damaged or lost your TIN Card.

Getting your TIN ID card replaced after it has been stolen or lost is a simple process if you know what to prepare and what to do. That's why make sure to read this section first carefully before going to the BIR. Also, married women who want to switch from their maiden to their married name may use this information as well.


TIN ID Requirements for lost or damaged card

  • Accomplished BIR Form 0605 (Payment Form)

  • Accomplished BIR Form 1905 (Application for Registration Information Update/Correction/Cancellation)

  • For lost TIN Card: Notarized Affidavit of Loss. Obtaining an affidavit from a notary public or creating one on your own are your options. A typical price range for this is between Php 150 to Php 300 and above.

  • For damaged TIN ID Card: Old TIN card (both original and photocopy)

  • For married women: Marriage certificate or marriage contract and old TIN card (both original and photocopy)

Take Note: A processing fee of Php 100 will be paid if you want to have your TIN card replaced by the BIR.


How to get TIN identification card replacement

Below are the steps that you need to follow in order to replace damaged TIN ID and process lost TIN ID cards:

1. Go to the RDO where your TIN was issued and where you've been registered.

2. The BIR Form 1905 must be filled out. Here is a guide on how to fill out the form:

  • In Part I – Taxpayer Information, provide all the necessary information.

  • Replace your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card by checking the box next to "Replacement of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Card" in Section II – Reasons and Details of Registration Information Update/Correction.

  • On the other hand, the "Lost/Damaged" box should be checked if the card is missing or damaged.

  • For married women, under "Other Updates," choose the "Change of Civil Status" option. Then go to Number 9 and fill out all of the fields there.

  • Put your signature above your name in the box marked "Declaration" under item number 12.

3. Submit your completed BIR Form 1905 to the COR Update window, together with any other necessary paperwork, to acquire a new TIN card.

4. The BIR Form 0605 must be completed. Once you've completed the payment form, go to the Payment window and submit it for verification.

5. In order to pay the TIN card fee, go to the bank where your RDO's approved authorized agent banks has a branch. Request and complete a BIR payment slip at the bank. You'll get a receipt and a machine-validated BIR Form 0605 after payment. The TIN ID cost for lost or damaged cards is Php 100.

6. Upon returning to RDO, provide the COR Update window with your payment receipt and the machine-validated BIR Form 0605. You'll also have to surrender the original and photocopy of your previous TIN card when you apply for a new one (if damaged or changed to a married name).

7. Get your TIN card. It may be released on the same day, or up to five working days later. For the latter case, the officer will provide you with a TIN Card Claim Slip, which will include information such as the date on which your new TIN card will be made available.


Getting a new TIN card may take up to two hours, this includes the time it takes to make the payment at the bank and pick up the card. Obtaining and completing the BIR paperwork online before going to the RDO will speed things up.


Other important reminders

Here are some of the important reminders and tips that you must keep in mind during your TIN ID application or when you process TIN ID cards replacement:


1. Fixers offering TIN cards on the internet should be avoided.

There are TIN number online scammers all over Facebook these days, advertising their support services for a charge and saying that their TIN cards are legal documents. They also try to sell these cards to persons who are doing business with the government.


Even while it may be tempting to use this service to save yourself time and effort, do not succumb to this con.


Authentic TIN cards are not for sale and may only be obtained from the BIR, according to a public warning the agency has issued against fixers who sell fraudulent TIN cards.


2. Your TIN card may be claimed or received by an authorized representative on your behalf.

If you are unable to pick up your TIN card in person, an authorized representative may do so on your behalf if the representative has your notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and both of your valid ID. The TIN card can only be obtained at the RDO or BIR branch where you had your tin application.


3. You may contact BIR's Customer Assistance Division if you have any BIR-related questions or issues.

You may get in touch with the Customer Assistance Division by calling 8538-2000 or sending an email to [email protected].


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