Published: February 21, 2020 | Updated: April 16, 2020 | Posted by: Ricky Publico | Government Services
Being a taxpayer means being a responsible member of society. Part of adulting is to understand the importance of contributing a portion of your earnings for the betterment of the Philippines as a whole. As proof that you are a taxpayer, you can request for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID from your nearest Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) branch.
How to get a TIN ID, you ask? It’s not as difficult as you think. Sure, the process can get tricky with all the forms you have to remember. Not to mention, the card itself isn’t as necessary as other IDs out there. But if you need a valid ID that you can easily get within the day, then you should start with this one. Here are the steps on how to get your TIN ID.
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Before you continue to the steps on how to get a TIN ID, you need to prepare the following TIN ID requirements. You need to prepare these, especially if it’s your first time registering as a taxpayer. Note that your TIN ID application is free.
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For new employees, your HR department usually are the ones tasked to process your application. Here are the steps on how to get your TIN ID for newbie taxpayers.
For students and unemployed Filipinos above 18 years old, they can get a TIN ID under Executive Order No. 98. This EO makes the TIN ID an essential requirement to transact with other government offices. If you fall under this category, here’s how to get your TIN ID.
For those who already have a TIN number and are actively paying taxes, you can just head to your company’s RDO and request a TIN ID. An authorized personnel will verify your taxpayer status and process your ID within the day.
Got a damaged or Lost TIN ID? You can have it replaced from your RDO. Just prepare the following requirements to replace your damaged or lost card.
Once you have all these requirements, head to your RDO together with your requirements. You can download the forms needed or get it from the RDO. Here’s how to get your TIN ID replaced.
You can also go through this process if you want to update the information on your card. If you want to correct a misspelling or update your civil status, just fill up the BIR Form 1905 and mark the appropriate reason with an X.
Before you head down to your RDO and apply, make sure to check with your HR representative if you already have a TIN number. Applying for two TIN IDs is punishable by law with a penalty of PHP 1,000 for every registered TIN. The BIR has also issued a warning on fake TIN ID scams circulating online. TIN IDs are not for sale and they can only be acquired from BIR.
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