Obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

Agency: Uganda Revenue Authority Period: 1-10 Days Cost: Free of charge

The Tax-Payer Identification Number (TIN) is used by tax payers when it comes to paying for taxes like government taxes, import and export taxes, Value Added Taxes (VAT), Company taxes, operational taxes, and many more.

It is mandatory for tax payers to have a Tax Identification Number from Uganda Revenue Authority.

The TIN application can be done using the Uganda Revenue Authority portal.

You will need a computer with an internet connection, Ms Excel Office program installed on your computer, a working email address, a printer and a referee (a person who has an active TIN number of the new type)

For Individual TIN:
1) Passport, Employees Id, voter’s card, national Id, work permit, visas, Driving permit
2) Email address
3) Mothers name
4) Phone contacts
5) Referee who has TIN

For Non-Individual:
1) Company form 7, Certificate of incorporation from Uganda Registration Services Bureau
2) Contact person
3) Company email address, phone number
4) Bank account details
5) Company  director’s TIN

Uganda Revenue Authority provides Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs) in accordance with the Domestic Tax Departmental Performance Standards at no cost. But if one decides to use a third party, one should pay the tax agent.