Having a valid identification card is always an advantage since many transactions in the Philippines require them. Receiving remittances or applying for jobs, for example, will often require valid IDs.
Fortunately, getting a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID is a lot faster and easier compared with other IDs. This, of course, is in accordance with Executive Order 98 (EO 98) which allows citizens to easily secure a TIN for their government transactions. As such, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) came up with a simple process for their online application plus the introduction of the Digitized TIN ID.
Now what’s great about the new digitized TIN ID is that it does not expire plus it looks much sturdier than the old version.
To apply for a digitized TIN ID, you will need to prepare the following requirements:
* A copy of your NSO-certified birth certificate
* Valid ID (SSS, Driver’s License, Passport, Voter’s ID)
With these requirements at hand, go visit the local BIR office in your area. Ask for a TIN application form that is appropriate for your income range. Fill out the form completely and then present it to the counter along with your valid ID.
You will then be given your own Tax Identification Number.
After that, you should request for your BIR ID or the digitized card.
Usually, you will be able to claim the said ID within the same day but in busier days, you may be asked to come back on the following day.
You may also use the internet to apply for your TIN ID by taking advantage of the tools provided at the BIR eRegistration System. Just visit their official website and then fill out the online form, making sure that you provide correct personal details.
Afterwards, hit the “Submit” button and your TIN will be sent to your email address. Be reminded that single proprietors and professionals will be required to pay a registration fee worth Php 500.00. Employees, on the other hand, have the option to get their TINs from their employers.
Keep in mind that it is actually considered a criminal act to obtain more than one TIN under the National Revenue Code of 1997.