Steps on How To Get TIN Number for Corporation & the Requirements
HOW TO GET TIN NUMBER FOR CORPORATION – Here is a complete guide in getting a Tax Identification Number from the Bureau of Internal Revenue or BIR.
In the Philippines, it is very important to have a Tax Identification Number or TIN — also popularly called TIN number although it may be redundant. Aside from it is mandated among the individuals who are earning, it is a usual requirement in many transactions.
If you are already working or running business, you cannot open a bank account with a Tax Identification Number. The TIN is also required in applying for different kinds of loans including a Pag-IBIG Housing Loan. It can be obtained from the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
More popularly called BIR, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issues the Tax Identification Number to many categories such as the following:
- anyone who earns an income in the Philippines (Filipinos and foreign nationals)
- self-employed Filipino and foreign individuals including:
- sole proprietors
- online sellers
- mixed-income earners
- local and foreign estates in the Philippines
- Filipino-owned and foreign-owned corporate tax payers in the Philippines
- persons registering under EO 98 to be able to transact with other government offices
- one-time taxpayers including the individuals who will be paying any of the following:
- capital gains tax
- donor’s tax
- estate tax
- tax on winnings
How to get a TIN Number for a corporation? If you wish to apply for the Tax Identification Number, the TIN Number requirements that you need to prepare also depend on your source of income. You also need to prepare for an amount for the TIN number fee.
Here are the steps on how to get a TIN number for a corporation:
- Step 1 — Visit the RDO which has the jurisdiction over the location of the head office or branch office.
- Step 2 — Submit the documentary requirements to the New Business Registrant Counter (NBRC).
- Step 3 — Pay the BIR fees which will include the annual registration fee, the documentary stamp tax, and the payment for the BIR-printed receipt/invoice.
- Step 4 — Attend the scheduled initial briefing for new business registrations in the RDO.
- Step 5 — Receive the following documents from BIR:
- Certificate of Registration (BIR Form 2303)
- Notice to Issue Receipt/Invoice
- BIR-printed receipts/invoices or Authority to Print, whichever is applicable
- Received copy of BIR Form 1901
- Proof of payments
Corporations must apply for a Tax Identification Number on or before the start of the business or whichever comes first between the day when the first sale was made or within 30 calendar days from the date that the Business Permit was issued, or before the payment of any tax due.