The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a number used to identify a taxpayer for life and could be obtained in any office of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (F.I.R.S) or any office of the 36 States Board of Inland Revenue (S.B.I.R). Check out FIRS Offices Here
Benefits of getting a TIN includes;
Helping you to avoid being taxed multiple times unknowingly.
You can use it to track all your tax records.
It would allow the government to better plan, create budget, and meet your needs and expectations as a citizen of Nigeria.
Your previous tax payments will not be affected by you getting a TIN.
TIN is an initiative of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) and you can get your TIN by following these steps:
Step 1: Visit Any Tax Authority Office nearest to you and obtain the relevant application form.
Step 2: Complete the application form and return to the Tax authority with valid proof of identity such as Driver’s License, International Passport or any other similar valid document.
Step 3: Provide required biometric information.
Step 4: Upon Confirmation a card will be issued to you on the spot.
The Tax Identification Number is issued Free Of Charge.
To Obtain Tax Identification Number for your Business Name or Company, you need the following items below
- Letter addressed to the Tax Controller, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in the local government area where your business address is located. The letter must be on your company letter-head.
- Identity Card (Driver’s Licence, International Passport, Voters’ card, National Identity card) Photocopy
- Utility Bill (Photocopy)
- Company Stamp to endorse the Forms you will be given
- CAC Business name/ Company Certificate (Photocopy)
That’s all you will need to obtain your tax identification number. You should ideally get your TIN same day if you go with all the items required. Mine took about 2 weeks mainly because they had a glitch with their systems in Ibadan here. Check out FIRS Offices Here
Remember that TIN registration is absolutely free. The FIRS have wonderful staff who are always eager to help, If you are in Ibadan you can call Mrs Adedayo on 080 34141753
You can now register online at https://jtb.gov.ng/