Do you have a TIN number or are you in need of one real quick? Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is simplifying its processes in order to enhance service delivery. Effective 1st January 2022, issuance of a Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) to an individual is now instant.
An applicant just has to provide basic information only before a TIN is issued. This includes personal information, source of income, and address or location. Identification required includes either a valid National Identification Number (NIN), a passport, or a driving permit.
After submission of the application, a ten-digit number, which is your TIN, will be displayed on the screen and sent to the phone number and email address declared. This will be followed by a provisional certificate available for download.
How to apply for a TIN number
Taxpayers will no longer be required to submit manual documents to URA. This change is expected to reduce the time used to acquire a TIN and eliminate the abuse of the TIN acquisition process. Please note that you do not require a middleman to acquire a TIN.
Simply follow the following steps:
- Visit the URA website
- Go to eServices
- Click instant TIN
- Fill in the required fields
- Click submit