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How to Get a Tax Identification Number ID in the Philippines

Any person or company who files tax statements in the Philippines is required to have a Tax Identification Number, issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Below, I will explain the process of obtaining a Tax Identification Number, including the necessary documentation and government offices.

Before you can get a TIN ID, you need a Barangay Clearance and a Cedula (Community Tax Certificate). Keep reading for steps on how to obtain those as well.

A Tax Identification Number ID card

A Tax Identification Number ID card

How to Obtain Barangay Clearance

Before you can get your TIN, you need to get Barangay Clearance, which certifies your good standing as a resident. (For those readers not familiar with the Philippines, a Barangay is our most local unit of government.)

This can be done at your local Barangay Hall. You must present a voter ID or voter registration record number, and the clearance is only valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.

How to Obtain a Cedula (Community Tax Certificate)

You will also need to obtain a Cedula. Same as the Baranga Clearance, you can also get this from your local Barangay Hall. Expect to pay around ₱20 for the Cedula, and prepare to show at least one form of ID.

Be sure to show up at government offices early, as lines can get long.

Be sure to show up at government offices early, as lines can get long.

Getting a TIN from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

First find the nearest BIR office in your area. Be sure to go before 8:00 a.m. to avoid long lines.

Along with your Barangay Clearance and Cedula, which you will have already obtained from the Barangay, you will need to present photocopies of the following documents to the BIR:

  • Birth certificate: should be a National Statistics Office-authenticated copy or a certified copy from your local Civil Register.
  • Employment Certification from the company where you work: you cannot apply for a TIN as an unemployed person, unless you are reapplying for a driver's license.
  • The TIN of the company you work for.

After giving them the required documents, you will be asked to fill out a form. After turning in the form, you will wait for your name to be called, and when your name is called you will be given you TIN ID card.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Nick on September 19, 2020:

How to get a tin card

Jenie rose pueblas on July 08, 2020:

I lost my tin I'd . How can I get another One?

Angelica Rosales Mahusay on June 26, 2020:

How to get a tin no

Jessa balangue on May 04, 2020:

How to get my old tin#?? Because i lost it..

Marilou Panggo Gravador on March 02, 2020:

How can i retrieve my Tax Identification Number.

Name: Marilou Panggo Gravador

Birth Date: March 25, 1979

Address: #023- Arnaldo St. Barangay Arnaldo (Pob.-7),

General Trias City, Cavite

Robeth C. Salvana on November 13, 2019:

can I apply thru online obtaining the TIN?

roden s. huenda on August 02, 2019:

how do i apply for a tin id in the oline..

Francis on July 22, 2019:

Sir can I get a new tin id card because i lost my tin id card? but i still know my tin number, I'm in manila now and i need it for my employment, can someone get it for me in our province and what are the requirements for getting a new tin id card?

Ma.victoria on December 10, 2018:

Can my husband get a tin for me?how?

Alvin Oro gealone on September 01, 2018:

I'm not working but i need tin number because im applying abroad.. what will i do

JOAn rios on August 24, 2018:

I need tin id only for my dad..he had already a tin number,he lost his id

Alkaid cris marichado dumalaos on May 12, 2018:

i lost my tin card, so i need that no. how i am supossed to get that one?

Mary Sarampote on May 11, 2018:

Hi i would like to ask about my tin number, my friend wants to use it for business, is there any consequences if i let them use my tin number?

JOY MAY REYES on March 21, 2018:

I'm not working but i need tin number because im applying abroad.. what will i do

cory hitosis ete on March 02, 2018:

Im not working but i need tin number because im applying abroad what will i do?

Juan Mira Jr on September 21, 2017:

Good day!

i have already my new TIN number i dont have TIN ID card. May i ask you can ID card give me and my email at us juanmirajr3@gmail.com please pm me thanks

condemarry@gmail.com on September 12, 2017:

Me none I'd tin tin look paper only need get id 2316 please get I like I'd how

Marites Gamilia Demate on September 05, 2017:

i have already my TIN number butlong time ago i lost my TIN ID Card together with other premanent ID.Now am here inmalaysia how i can secure new ID card number?because my employer wants me to show my TIn for my requirements

joykrissna das on June 28, 2017:

i can not get tin id number

patrick sicat on March 09, 2017:

today i have no job but i have a TIN number when im working last 2008 but i dont have ID. can i get id for that old TIN number..

catherine cobol on December 26, 2016:

bakit hindi ako nirelesan ng TIN ID dito sa CAtarman N. Samar branch , kahit may valid reason nman yung gagamitan nmin dhil sa pagkuha ng NBI ,at kumpleto nman yung requirements ko , dahil hindi daw sila nag rerelease pag hindi daw tax payer o yung may mga negosyo..3 times na ako pabalikalik dun .sabi ni PRES.Duterte d na daw pahirapan sa pagkuha ng valid ID. eto phone # 09277366949 pki text or call nlang

john on November 16, 2016:


Angelica Martinez on November 12, 2016:

I want tin but I don't have a tin

Ruby Enguerra on October 26, 2016:

How to get an tin number!!

Arjay C. Nicolas on August 25, 2016:

How to apply TIN No# ??

sergio m. seciban on August 09, 2016:

how to get my TIN number..I forgot it!

name; sergio m. seciban

birthdate; january 9, 1980

thank you!

maricel on July 21, 2016:

pwede bang makakuha ng tin number kahit walang trabaho?

modelizacaidoc@gmail.com on July 21, 2016:

hi good pm po ask ko paano po ba ako kukuha new TIN id kc mayron na po ako din nawala po ano po kailangan ko gawin pera alam ko po TIN number pls reply me kailangan ko thanks

ellen on July 06, 2016:

ilan araw pobago mareleas ang tin id.at kng wala po k birth certifecate n dala marelesan po bako id

mark jan sumalpong on June 29, 2016:

how to get my tin n0.?

cecille dela cruz on June 26, 2016:

matetrace p po ba yung dati kong TIN ID khit di ko alam yung tin number?

Geynaldo G. Alcantara on June 26, 2016:

i have already my TIN number how i get my physical ID for bussiness transactions?

pano ko po ba malalaman ang tin number ko. on June 22, 2016:

Eneria R.Rabino

elmo on May 18, 2016:

bakit po kelangan pa ng letter of request to get a TIN ID from employer.. meron na po kasi akong 1902 pero hinahanap pa ung request, meron po ba kayong format or sample?

NADINE on May 02, 2016:


gwapo ako on March 18, 2016:

nag lala tuloy yung BIR ng dumating yumg online.. nakakalito.. di tama yung mga info. sa form.. mali mali talaga... ito yung sistema nanag papahirap sa mga filipino..

Kris on January 18, 2016:

Hi, just wanted to ask if we are the employer what are the details needed for us to apply TIN for our new employees (fresh grad and first time to work)?

akakuha ng TIN ID kahit wlang employer? pls po... on December 17, 2015:

hellow po,pwede po ba mkakuha ng TIN ID kahit wlang employer?

Ar on November 23, 2015:

Hi ..

Good pm po ask ko lang kung pwde po ako mkakuha ng TIN ID .kahit wlang work .need lng for trvel abroad .?? Reply lng po ..Tnx .

Edward on September 29, 2015:

Hi. Ask ko lang. What if may problema ako regarding sa birth cert ko?di pa kasi sya nakaregister sa NSO. Pwede ko bang gamitin yung lumang birth certificate ko to get a T.I.N I.D? Tapos nkaattach yung NSO document na wala pa kong record sa kanila?


helen on September 15, 2015:

2002 pa tin id ko pwd b mgkuha ng bgo pwd kb iupdate yun mabibigyan b ako

RAM on September 14, 2015:

You can get your TIN ID, if you are employed, ask your employer where BIR Branch the company covered, for example, if your company is in San Juan City, you can get your TIN ID in BIR RDO No. 42, San Juan City. Visit BIR Official Website to find the list of BIR RDO.

vghfg on September 13, 2015:

iLang Beses Nako nag Punta Sa Branch Ninyo Ayaw Naman MAg realise Ng Tin Number ! Nakakainis Lhung

queen_jhairel16@yahoo.com on July 31, 2015:

Paano po mkakakuha ng Tin number para magamit ko sapag apply sa bdo ng savings account...hinihingian po kasi ko ng tin number sa banko..

rossy on July 22, 2015:

Hi!pwede ba ko mkakuha ng tin I'd,meron na ako tin no.nung nagbayad ako sa pagbili ng bahay at nagbayad ng buwis kada rain plz.reply thanks

rolando on July 21, 2015:

good afternoon po, meron na po akong TAN#, pwede ko bang palitan ng TIN#

maimai on July 06, 2015:

ask lang po ako, kasi first time ko po mag-apply.. need daw po ng company ung tin# .. nasa iloilo po ako ngayon at ung inaapplyan ko nasa maynila, makakakuha ko po kaya ung tin # ko dito kasi dito nman po talaga ung permanent address ko eh.. salamat po! :)

jen on July 05, 2015:

hi po ask ko lang po,unregistered pa po ako wala pa po akong voters id.. at wala din po akong work,makakakuha po ba ako ng TIN ID just for travel abroad lang,,

Carol on July 04, 2015:

hi ask ko lang. pwede po bang makakuha ng tin no. online? at paano po?

nathan on May 19, 2015:

how about us from mindanao? our local clearances from there were already expired, and the locals of the city where we are staying this time won't issue us local clearances because we are not voters of the said area.

09092567635 on March 21, 2015:

may tin no n po ako! san po ba mag ppa ID ?

Sam on March 19, 2015:

BIR PASIG BRANCH Security Guard IS VERY RUDE..Nagsabi ako nah kukuha aq ng TIN ID coz almost 1yr nah wala pa ako ID Employed ako for almost 2yrs ang sabi ng guard "Bkit kah kukuha ng TIN ID Meron kbng work?" From the very Beginning nagsabi nah ako sa kanya. then he quoted me OFFLINE Po lahat ng BIR OFFICES?? Huh..buti pah sa BIR NG BGC Super Bilis at Friendly pah..

melessa on March 18, 2015:

Cn hav it through online?

mary ann ferrer on February 18, 2015:

How to make TIN letters as a requirement po sa tinatrabahuan ko para sla na mag pasa sa BIR toget TIN no..pls help me i need TIN letter now..

rebecca autor on January 27, 2015:

pwede po ba makkuha ng tin id kahit self employed lng?

jona on November 17, 2014:

ask ko lang po pano po kung unemployed po ako,makakakuha po ba ako ng TIN ID. pano po ba ang process nun?

honey on November 04, 2014:

hi. i already have my tin number but they didn't gave me any IDs. so what will i do?

joe on October 25, 2014:

how will i get my TIN number as my first job already processed it. it happens that i've resigned in the company and i don't have any idea what my TIN number is. hope you can help.


jessalyn.francisco@rocketmail.com on September 24, 2014:

if i had a tin number can i get now my tin id???

robin john on September 12, 2014:

guys I need ur help pls! my work requires me to bring a tin id, but i only have a tin number. i don't have a tin physical card that we can use as a valid id. please where and how can i get a tin id card? thanks and god bless!

Sophia on August 23, 2014:

How do we know which RDO do we belong to? Do they give a clue by any digit(s) from our TIN just like acct numbers in bank they have code for every brach it is included in our acct number

anna on July 23, 2014:

good pm po mg aapply pa lng po ko sa company one of the requirements po ay tin number pwd po ba ako kumuha ?

catherine tarlit on July 06, 2014:

ask ko lang po.. nagpunta kasi ako sa bir calasiao para manguha ng tin id..bat ganun sabi sa balanga bataan pa daw ako kukuha, kASI dun daw inaplay ng employer ko ung tin number ko.. akalako centralized ang bir

jesyl aranas on March 30, 2014:

can i get tin tru online then it wiil deliverd?

edison espiritu on January 22, 2014:

this was not help me

kat on September 28, 2013:

This page is really helpful..thank you!

LucidDreams from St Petersburg, Florida on November 29, 2011:

My bank also was willing to help as they called the correct numbers wjile I was opening a new business account for the sole proprietorship I had just started.

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