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!
Jasmin Gonzales says
Can I give a photocopy of NSo?
Gusto ko po sana kumuha ng TIN ID CARD at TIN # kaso wala pa po ako trabaho at Late register po ako sa Birth Certificate kaya wala pa ko NSO at High School Graduate lang po ako. Need ko po sana ng valid id. Please give me an instraction on how do i get TIN ID without NSO. I have a Police Clearance and Barangay Clearance. Can i use Police Clearance/Barangay Clearance and School ID 2010 issued to get or apply for the TIN ID CARD? Please Help me.
Maggie Trinidad says
I’ve been on my company for five years and till now, they haven’t given my TIN#. Should I file on my own or let them do it?
How they file/pay your taxes under your company? TIN is a must requirement when working so you should have one already. Try to check with your company. You may also want to check about the income tax they deduct on your salary. Thanks!
Hi . Thanks for your article. Do you know how much the id card would cost? Thanks
Should be free. Thanks!
I already have a TIN number with me. I want to have a TIN ID/card. Anybody who might help on the procedures and requirements? Is it true that you can only request an ID on the RDO you are registered?
Based from personal experience. I requested my ID on my RDO. Just get there and ask the form for ID then follow the corresponding processes(they are posted on their office). THanks!
Hi! Pwede ba na ako na mismo kukuha ng TIN number ko? Hinihingi kasi nila for pre-employmet and sinabi ko na fresh grad ako kaya wala pa ako ng mga TIN/SSS/PAGIBIG?PHILHEALTH. Yung sa mga kakilala ko kasi yung company nila nag ayos daw ng TIN nila 🙁 Akala ko ganun din mangyayari sakin pero sabi nila ako daw mag aayos.
ganun din kaso ko ngayon hindi inaasikaso ko na talaga yung issue regarding sa tin ko. sana magawn ng solution
Christian P. Cariaga says
Same situation I don’t know how do I get my Tin. My employer didn’t want to comply any attachments needed in 1902 form.
Rouel nemoteo says
Hi po pano po makakakuha ng tin number? At tin id po fresh graduate po aku at wala pang work kailangan daw po kasi ng valid id paano po ??
Nikko Jay Calixtro says
Ano po ba dapat kong kunin? Self employed po ba kapag fresh graduate? Fresh graduate po ako eh. Gusto ko lang mag prepare bago po ako magapply ng trabaho.
Aside sa NSO birth sir kasi negative pa po ako, any other requirements to be present?pwdi po ba LCR?
hello good day! may karagdagang tax pa ba aside sa monthly tax na binabayaran na ng employer pag kami ang ang nag process ng tin ng empleyado?
Hi. I was wonderin’ if I applied for a tin number under a company but didn’t push through with the employment and then applied at a different company. Will tehy be able to trace my tin applied from ny previous company? Thanks in advance
Did you already got your TIN from the first company? If yes, you can use that TIN. If not, you need to apply for a new one. Thanks!
I got hired but filed a resignation after a month in this company. I was able to verify my tin from the bir hotline and the csr mentioned the company who applied it for me. Could a future employer know what company I got my tin from? Also, could I now get a tin id from any bir outlets? Thank you
No, you have to provide your TIN ID in your future companies so they can pay your taxes. They may also require you to transfer RDO from your previous company to your future company. Hope it helps. Thanks!
Hello, thanks for answering my questions. I have a few follow up questions. 1. What do you mean by No? Can I just give my TIN number?
2. I am putting up a business, do I need to transfer that RDO to me?
3. How will I transfer the RDO to my next employer? Do I need to contact the previous company?
1. NO was the answer to your first question(Your future employer cannot know your TIN, it should be the BIR).
2. Business TIN is different from Personal TIN number I guess, they also have seprate process.
3. When transferring RDO(for personal TIN), you need to fill up a form for RDO transfer. Then fill up the details (your TIN and previous RDO) then have it stamped at your current RDO. Once done, your current or future employer can help you submit the documents to your current or future employer’s RDO.
Hope it helps. Thanks!
Do I need to visit BIR office or apply online? who many days before I get my TIN number and how many days before I get my TIN ID?
Can I apply for a tin number even if I am not yet employed?
I was employed on my first job last September 2015 from this company and like the usual they gave me list of requirements what will I need to submit and this includes TIN. Our HR said that they will be the one to process my TIN since I was just a fresh graduate back then. I also visited the BIR branch and they said they(employer) will be the one to process it. So what I did was fill-up the 1902 form and give it to our HR since there are spaces that they need to fill up. Now that I am signing for resignation, my employer handed me their requirements for their clearance and that includes the TIN again… that I thought they processed our TIN..I thought I have my TIN. they just handed me another 1902 forms to be fill up because they said we are the ones who will process the TIN. i was worried and why didn’t they make action of my TIN. Can I still go through step one but I AM MORE THAN 10 DAYS EMPLOYED? 🙁 Hope you can help me about it… (sorry for long comment)
Ouch. Did they deducted taxes from your salary? If yes, how did they processed it to BIR? 10 years is a nightmare Eehr. Sorry to hear about this. You may verify n the RDO office of your company to check if they pay your taxes. But I guessed since you don’t have TIN #, they didn’t.
Can i get another tin#? I have already 1904 form. But when i apply for a job . The employer asked me to get 1902 form? Is 1904 and 1902 are different?
Sir, so i need to be employed first before getting a TIN number? Am I correct? Naguguluhan na po kasi ako. Thank you.
There’s a category in getting TIN, employment, business etc. Your purpose should determine why and what type of TIN you need to have. For employment yes, that’s a major requirement. Thanks!
Ian Dilla says
Sir, I am training for an insurance company, they are asking for a TIN from BIR. Now I am still in college so I have no job experience, this is just to put into context that I have zero government issued requirements. Should I use still the form 1902, or in an insurance company under a different form? And they are asking me to do it on my own, all they ask for is the TIN, so to speak they ask me to accomplish everything on my own. Will I still be able to accomplish the application if the sections for the company or HR to answer isn’t filled up?
You need TIN when you start working and yes you’re the one who needs to fill it up. Thanks!
Raquel Escorpiso says
Good morning po sir, ask lg po ako, nung marriage contract NSO po na dapat??
Ndi naman I think. Thanks!
I’m going to work abroad but I would like to apply for a tin . Is it possible and how ? Thanks!
I am to apply a business name for dti, they required a tin number. Am i going to use my personal or apply for another?
Sir ask ko lng kase ngaun pa lng ako kukuha ng TIN at mahigit 3months pa lng ako ngstart ng 1st job ko. Ndi kase nila ako hiningan ng TIN at wala dn nmn nababawas na tax sa salary ko. Wla ba penalty pg ngpunta ako sa BIR? Gawa nung deadline na 10days? Please i need your help. Thank you.
Wla nman I think pero dapat meron ka na TIN when you start working.
hi meron na po akong TIN nung nagwork pa ako, nawala po yung 1902 ko na file. pwede ba ako humingi ng copy sa ibang RDO?
I don’t have my NSO Birth certificate with me, as of now I have a Certified true copy of my Birth certificate from the civil registrars office, Can I use it instead of the NSO copy o my Birth certificate?
Hello! just a quick question is there like a registration fee for getting a TIN Number just need to make sure.. since I heard that there is a fee.. from some dudes that I work with Thanks!
Should I get a tin number first before I can process a SP license at LTO? and Philhealth? Not employed but of legal age.
Hello! I am a fresh grad and I am already working. Our admin said that it will surely be a big help to them if I process my TIN number since they do have a lot of things to do. I am working from Mondays to Saturdays from 8Am to 5PM so i just asked my mom to submit my papers to BIR (I already accomplished filling up the 1902 form, my employer already filled up the Part V of it, I included an authorization letter and other requirements such as Birth Certificate, Original and Photocopy, and photocopy of my and my mom’s valid ID’s) but then the BIR staff said that my mom (even I) cannot process my TIN # because BIR requires THE EMPLOYER TO GET IT THROUGH eReg SYSTEM which was also written on a small paper that was handed to my mom. I just can’t understand, I thought I can apply for my TIN #.
I already brought this issue to my employer and they said that they are not informed about the eReg thing.
Anyways, thank you Sir Billy for posting this article.
Does the bir need to get my original nso birth certificate to keep it with them?
Hi, What is the difference between BIR Forms 1902 and BIR Forms 1904? I’m a fresher, and currently offered a Job by a Company, I submitted three BIR Forms 1902 to the HR as a Pre onboarding requirements, but they still want me to submit TIN Verification slip and BIR Forms 1904 with stamp.. I’m a bit confuse.
Form 1902 – for individual earning PURELY compensation income.
Form 1904 – for one time tax payer
Refer on this link from BIR. Thanks!
My parents got me my very own TIN ID after turning 18. Now that i’m about to work, the HR personal handed me 6 pieces of BIR Form 1902, 1905, and 2305. I didn’t bother reading the instructions and ended up shading the applicable boxes instead of crossing them out, so i just used correction fluid to correct it. The forms are pre-signed so i can’t just photocopy it. Are erasures allowed or would i be asked to fill different forms again? Thank you in advance!
NOt entirely sure Hannah but if I were you, I’ll ask another clean copy from your HR. Thanks!
Hi i am registered po sa form 1901 pwede ko poba yun gamitin pag ngwork po ako. Tnx
Hi. Is it possible or okay if i will ask my employer for my TIN number? Anyway, I was 6 months employed here.
Japz ozram says
pano po ba kumuha ng tin number
Gagamitin ko po sana para sa requirments ko for abroad.
John Mark says
hi sir tanong ko lang sana po makapag reply ka. napasok po ako sa isang company then nag fill-up ako ng 1902 form para makuna nila ko ng TIN. Then 1week lang ako sa training (personal reason) AWOL d po ako nakapagpasa ng resignation letter, but nung nag verify ako sa isang branch ng BIR nakuha na nila ako ng TIN under RDO ng city ng work ko. Ngayon po hired na ko ulit sa isang company and ibang city na po ito, malalaman ba ng current employer ko na nag leave ako sa previous job ko.
If regarding sa TIN, they don’t care about that. Pero most of the time either they will require you to update your TIN to their RDO or they will do that for you. Thanks!
Ask ko Lang po pano po kung may RDO. kasi po may binigay saken ung campany ko about sa BIR ngayon. hinahnapan ako ng HR dun sa pinagwowork ko ngayon. Ask ko lang po kung pano ako makakakuha ng 1902 or Tin Id Card.
Check with any BIR office, they can trace where your RDO is then you can apply for TIN ID at your RDO. All forms are available there too. Thanks!
hi sir kaylangan ko po 1902 or Tin I’d Card sa work ko po dati binigyan naku ng verfication for tin kaso hindi ko po alam kung pano po ako makakakuha ng 1902 form at Tin Card. Thank yOu po sana mka sagot po kayo.
You can download the form online or go to the nearest BIR office in our area. The TIN should be requested in your RDO as far as I know. THanks!
Hi sir! I’m planning to invest in the stock market. And one of the requirements in opening an account is the TIN. I am still a student, of legal age.. Can I get a TIN even if I’m still unemployed? Thanks and more power!
I guess yes. You may also inquire with your stock broker with your situation. Thanks!
Duane Kirby Nemenzo says
Hi. I am a fresh graduate. I was hired in a company on the 4th of July. Until now, I haven’t been deducted from by income tax. Deductions were only SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG. Is true that a fresh grad should have been hired more than six months for him/her to be deducted with income tax?
Hi po pano po gagawin po ba dapat ko gawin my part time job ako ngaun sa mcdo…. nghanap na po ko bagong work tapos naghahanap cla ng tin# e sabi ng employer ko sa mcdo wla daw ako tin e pano cla ng babayad ng tax ko??? pede kaya ako gumawa ng panibagon tin #???
Hi ask ko lang kung pano ung process for pre employment kukuha kasi ako ng tin number I am a fresh graduate.
Hello po ask ko lang po. Bale estudyante pa lamang po ako di pa ko nagkakaroon ng sarili kong income pero niregister po ako para magka TIN ID and may TIN ID na po ako ngayon. Di po ako nag register nung sakin kundi yung tita ko po eh wala po akong ideya. Pano po yun eh di pa naman po talaga ako income earner pero nagkaroon po ako ng TIN ID?
Pahabol lang po, kaya po ako ginawan ng tin id is for valid id purposes po. Salamat
Ah ganun baka kasi pag kumuha ako ng Tin ang ggmitim kong form is 1904 kasi alam ko ttnungin ka dun kung anong purpose mo which is for valid id tlga ang valid reason para mabgyan ako?
I was a fresh grad then got hired last August, but I only lasted for 5 days only cos I resigned.Before then, I submitted requirements including for TIN application to the HR of the company. Now my problem is, (1) could it be possible that my TIN got processed in just a span of FIVE DAYS? Cos I assumed it is not since it was just a very short period. I am troubled bcos I declared that I am still a fresh grad now and worry that future applications could track it or might be affected. (2) HOW CAN I CHECK IT WITHOUT ASKING THE HR OF THE PREVIOUS COMPANY?
Hope u can help. Thanks!
Abby Gail says
Hello sir. I have been a permanent employee at a public high school since September 2015 but I still cannot have my TIN because I am currently processing to fix my NSO birth certificate. The bookkeeper of our school is asking for my TIN before the year ends because she needs it for the filing of taxes? What should I do to get my TIN? I am not sure if I can get my fixed/corrected NSO birth certificate by December. Should I ask for a certification from the city civil registrar office to present it to the BIR so that maybe they can give me my TIN? Isn’t it the employer’s supposed to process my TIN? PLEASE enlighten and help me because I don’t want to have a problem with regards to my taxes. Thank you.
Hi Abby, the best answer would be to visit the BIR office nearest to you. Explain your situation and I’m sure they can offer something that can help you. Thanks!
Eddie Tangonan says
Sir, is it possible if i ask my brother secure a TIN NUMBER in the Philippines? With all the requirements and SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY…
How about po kapag private individual ang employer? Gagawa po ba ng employment certificate pa din? Thankies!
Hi po! Where can I get my TIN number if I apply online? Thanks!
need respond kagad ayaw pirmahan ng company ung 1902 na form applying for my first job pero ayaw pirmahan ng company kac bago pa lng daw cla ….plss help
my previous employer didn’t process my TIN ID. 4 months ako nag work dun. and now balak ko na mag apply for new work and gusto ko sana kompleto ko na mga requirements ko. Ang sabi na lang nila ako na lang mag aasikaso, question is, saan napunta ang mga binawas sa sahod ko and what if my new employer dont want to process it?
Hi, I am a consultant. I am confused on how will I get my TIN as I still have none.
Should I register as a one-time taxpayer and when do I pay taxes after I have a TIN?
What form should I ask from BIR?
Hope this can be answered. Thanks 🙂
Hi. Ask ko lang kasi pinapakuha ako ng agency ng TIN tapos nung pumunta ako sa BIR at binigyan ako ng application form, fillupan ko raw then pasa ko raw to sa employer. Ang di ko magets, hinihingan nila ako ng tin tapos nung andoon na ako sa BIR pinapasa ulet ako doon sa agency na yun. :/ What should I do?
Hi good afternoon po. I am a fresh graduate po last march 30, 2017. And was employed may 25, 2017. Tapos po after a month nagresign po ako, ngayon po hnhingi ko po ung tin number ko sa company dahil sila po ung nagpasa ng 1902 ko. Sabi nila wala pa daw po after 2 months pa. And then pumnta po ako sa RDO nila, nagpaverify ako wala pa nga daw po akong number, advise po nila na sabiihn ko po sa new employer ko na iapply ako online. Ang worry ko po is baka po madoble ung number ko? ano po kayng gagawin ko?
Hi po! Itatanong ko lang po kung ano ang best gawin. Kasi po nahire po ako sa isang company pero ang starting date is 2 months pa from today. I already have my TIN number and the company as my emploter. But due to some personal reason, i resigned to that company i haven’t even started. And now, i was hired again from another company. They are asking for a TIN number. Malalaban po ba nila ang previous employement ko(which is hindi ko pa talaga nasisimulan)? What can i do to remove that first employer on my BIR record? Thank you!
Same… What did you do?
aldrin david rivera says
sakin naman meron daw ako kapareho na pangalan nung niregister yung pangalan ko sa BIR sa trabaho. tapos nung pumunta ako sa BIR wala pa nga daw po akong TIN# hinihingian po ako ng form na 1902 pero di ko po alam kung saan kukuha nun. paano yun ?
hi!! ask ko lang po kung ano ang mga kailangan dalhin… pwede ko po ba ikuha yung pinsan ko ng TIN na gagamitin nya sa kinuha nyang bahay, submission of collateral document.. nasa california po sya. ano mga requirements??