This article will share easy steps in obtaining TIN or Taxpayer Identification Number here in the Philippines. The focus of this post is for fresh graduates and employee or individuals earning purely compensation income.
As far as I know, this is the most common types of TIN usually needed. For other types of TIN, you may want to check with BIR website or to the nearest BIR office in your area.
If you’re a fresh graduate and getting ready for your first job, you may need to get or apply for a TIN. Once you got hired, your employer will advise you to complete/submit necessary requirements.
It may vary from company to company but the usual documentary requirements from the government are always needed. SSS number and TIN is always a must. You may follow the requirements and instructions below to obtain a TIN.
- BIR Form 1902 (Application for Registration For Individuals Earning Purely Compensation Income, and Non Resident Citizens / Resident Alien Employee)
- NSO Birth Certificate
- Valid ID
- Birth certificate of declared dependents if any
- Marriage contract, if married.
Getting TIN Procedures
1. Fill up and accomplish the BIR 1902 form which you can download here or your HR personnel may give it to you.
2. The employer shall accomplish the applicable sections of the application form. usually, if you got the form from your employer they already have a pre-signed and sealed BIR 1902 form. Ask or check it with them.
3. Submit BIR Form 1902 to the Revenue District Office (RDO) having jurisdiction over the place of office of the employer where such employee is expected to report for work.
*Sometimes, it is the HR personnel who will submit the form to the BIR. Ask them or wait for their advise if you need to submit it to their RDO or they will take care of it for you.
4. If your employer will process your TIN for you, that’s good news. Just ask them when can you verify your TIN to them for your own reference.
If you’re the one who need to submit it to your employer’s RDO, you may need to spare some time as you will go with the normal process. Go to your employer’s RDO and check where you can submit the 1902 form and obtain a TIN.
It may take a while depending on the number of individuals getting the same requirement. They will check all the necessary information stated in the form. They will fill up the TIN, sign and sealed your application.
Once done, you can now see your TIN at the upper right corner of your application. That’s it! You now have your TIN.
Since you’re already there, you may also want to apply for a TIN card or TIN ID. Just fill-up the form needed for a TIN card/ID application and submit it to them. Once done, they will advise you when you can claim the card/ID. It could take several days/week.
New employees shall accomplish and file the application within ten (10) days from date of employment.
I hope this short article help you. Cheers!