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How to Get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) In Nigeria

The Tax Identification Number (T.I.N.), an electronically generated 14-digit number. Obtaining it is part of the tax registration process and it is assigned to all taxpayers; companies, enterprises or individuals for identification. It is free and can be obtained from any tax office closest to you.

It is important that you obtain your TIN and compulsory if you have a business. It is now mandatory to submit your TIN before you can open a corporate account. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed that all corporate entities must provide a Tax Identification Number to open or continue operating a bank account in any Nigerian Bank.

Therefore, it is important and would also do you a lot of good at the same time that you know the steps to obtain your Tax Identification Number (TIN).

 

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HOW TO GET A TIN  (TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER) ISSUED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE JOINT TAX BOARD

Applying for a unique Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is not hectic and arduous as it is rumored to be, it is a simple, applicant-friendly process outlined in the steps below:

Step 1:

Visit any Tax Authority office nearest to you and obtain the relevant application form. I obtained my Tax Identification Number (TIN) at Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and it was free

Step 2:

Complete the application form

Return to the Tax Authority with valid proof of identity (Driver’s License, International Passport, Utility bill or any other similar valid document)

For individuals, you need to submit your application letter and for companies, you need to submit your Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) certificate.

Step 3:

Provide the biometric information asked for.

Step 4:

Upon confirmation, a card will be issued to you on the spot.

The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is issued FREE OF CHARGE.

Available at the offices of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and State Boards of Internal Revenue (SBIR).

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