Get a TIN

TIN in full is the Taxpayer Identification Number. 

A taxpayer identification number is a unique identifying number assigned to every taxpayer by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for tax administration purposes. Any person who is likely to transact in any tax related business with URA, shall be required to apply for a TIN.         

 

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Any person, company or organisation that is likely to transact in any tax-related business shall be required to apply for a TIN

 

A TIN is a 10-digit unique number allocated and issued free of charge by URA to identify a person as a registered taxpayer. 

Key requirements for TIN registration include;

Individual

Non-individuals

  • National ID or any other two identifications (Passport, Employees ID or Voter’s card, Driver’s Licence, work permit, Village ID, current bank statements, VISA)
  • Certificate of registration (in case of a business)
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Company Form 20

  • Go to the URA website, ura.go.ug
  • Click on the icon marked “Get a TIN” to access the instant TIN link
  • Click Instant TIN button to access the form
  • Click into the circle to select “Individual (For individuals)”
  • Input your National ID 
  • Fill in the correct details, such as title, marital status, sir name and first name
  • Select source of income and fill in the address, email and contact details
  • Select that you are not a Robot and click submit
  • Your TIN will be sent to you instantly on your mobile phone and email address

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Individual type

Documents required

1

18 years and above & Ugandan Citizen

·         National ID (Mandatory)

·         NSSF Card

·         Driving Permit

·         Employee’s Id

·         Voter’s Card

·         Passport

·         Village Identity Card

·         Financial Card

·         Current Bank Statement (Past 90 days)

2

Minor

A copy of the Legal/Court document of guardianship

3

Non-Citizens of Uganda

·         Passport (Mandatory)

·         Visa

·         Work permit(M)

·         Refugee ID (M for refugees)

4

Diplomats

·         Diplomatic Foreign Affairs ID

·         Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In addition to non-citizen requirements

5

Business Name

Business Name Registration Certificate (in case of a sole proprietorship)

In addition to individual identification documents

Note: You are required to submit copies of signed registration forms with copies of identification documents indicated in the registration form before a TIN is issued.

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Sub-entity type

Documents required (M- Mandatory, O- Optional)

1

Company

Private Company

Certificate of Incorporation (M)

Company form 20 (M)

Public Company

Certificate of Incorporation (O)

Memorandum between

Government and Entity (M)

Foreign Company

Certificate of Registration (M)

Company form 19 (M)

Company form 21 (M)

2

Partnership

General Partnership

Certificate of Registration (M)

Statement of Particulars (M)

Partnership deed (O)

Limited Liability Partnership

Certificate of Registration (M)

Statement of Particulars (M)

Memorandum and Articles of Association(M)

3

International and

Diplomatic

Organizations

Diplomatic Mission

Letter from Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M)

International

Organizations

Letter from current Respective Head of Mission (M)

4

Government entities

Ministry

Letter from line ministry(M)

Parastatal

/Agency/Authority

Act of Parliament (M)

Government funded

project

Letter from line ministry(M)

Act of Parliament (O)

Government Schools/

Government aided

Schools

Gazette (M)

Letter from Ministry of Education (M)

Government

Universities

Act of Parliament (M)

5

Local Authority

·         City Council

·         City Division Council

·         District Council

·         Municipal Council

·         Municipal Division

·         Council

·         Sub County Council

·         Town Council

Act of Parliament (M)

Statutory Instrument(M)

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Other Entity types

Club, Society or

Associations

Certificate of Registration (M)

Club Constitution (O)

Estate or Trust

Certificate of registration (M)

Trust deed (O)

NGO

NGO Certificate (M)

Constitution

Certificate of Registration (O)

Note: You are required to submit copies of signed registration forms with copies of identifications documents indicated in the registration form before a TIN is issued

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