How to get a BIR TIN and TIN ID in the Philippines

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor June 21st, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Philippines Travel Blog One Comment

A person who is going to pay taxes needs to register with BIR. You can be someone who is planning to start a business or you are getting your first job. You need to have a unique BIR TIN (Tax Identification Number) to be properly identified when you pay for your taxes. You can get a TIN ID after too!

Your TIN ID is sometimes not considered as a valid ID, however, it is a secondary one that needs further verification. Since you are given only a paper card printed with your TIN, Name, Address, Birth Date and Issue date. Pwede yang lagyan ng kahit kaninong picture or signature, so maraming fake TIN ID.

However, be sure to have a BIR TIN as it is important in paying taxes; and it’s not just if you have a business or are employed – like income tax or percentage tax. To name a few, there are Estate tax (when someone has died and estates are given to the heirs), VAT or Value Added Tax,  Documentary Stamp Tax, Donor’s Tax, and a few more. So get yourself registered and have a BIR TIN. A TIN ID is also a plus for identification purposes.

Required to have a BIR TIN

According to the BIR: “Every person subject to any internal revenue tax shall register once with the appropriate Revenue District Officer:

1. Within ten (10) days from the date of employment, or

2. On or before the commencement of business, or

3. Before payment of any tax due, or

4. Upon the filing of a return, statement or declaration as required in the NIRC.

5. Death of individual;

6. Full settlement of the tax liabilities of the estate;

7. Discovery of a taxpayer having multiple TINs; and

8. Dissolution, merger or consolidation of juridical person.”

How to get Registered through RDO

I will only be discussing a few types of registration; most are individuals of #1 and #2 of stated above.

Self-Employed and Mixed Income Earners

If you have your own business or a freelancer then you can do this. Mixed-Income means if you have a job and a business (two types of income) then you can follow the instructions here.

Documents Needed

How to get a BIR TIN Number and ID

  • Photocopy of Mayor’s Business Permit (if still in process – received the application), Professional/Occupational Tax Receipt (for professionals), or DTI Certificate (Click here for a guide on how to get your DTI Certificate)
  • Payment for Annual Registration Fee (Php 500.00)
  • BIR Form No. 1906

How to get a BIR TIN Number and ID1

  • Final and Clear sample of your receipts or invoices (How your invoices or receipts will look like)

Additional Requirements (if applicable)

  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA), an ID of the authorized person (if you have a representative)
  • Franchise Documents 
  • Photocopy of the Trust Agreement (for Trusts)
  • Photocopy of the Death Certificate of the deceased (for Estate under judicial settlement)
  • Certificate of Authority, if Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE) registered an entity
  • Proof of Registration/Permit to Operate BOI/BOI ARMM, PEZA, BCDA and SBMA

When Do you Need to Register?

You need to register on or before your business starts. It will start on the day of the first sale or within 30 days from the issuance of Mayor’s Permit or Professional Tax Receipt, whichever comes first.

Steps in BIR Registration

1. Fill-up BIR Forms 1901 and 1906.

2. Go the BIR RDO (Regional District Office) where your business is under and submit your documents at the New Business Registrant Counter.

3. Pay the ARF of Php 500.00 and the BIR Printed Receipt/Invoice if they want to use such. (BRPs or BPIs are used in case you don’t have your on yet.)

4. Wait for your Certificate of Registration (Form 2303), your “Ask for Receipt” Notice, Authority to Print and eReceipt for your payment. Also, your BRPs or BPIs if you paid for one.

5. Attend a Taxpayers’ seminar to know your duties and responsibilities.

Compensation Income Earners

If you are applying for a job, especially for your first one, then you need to do this. However, if you have a previous TIN, then you don’t need to register again. It’s one TIN per person. One TIN ID per person.

Documents Needed

How to get a BIR TIN Number and ID2

  • Valid ID – showing name, address and birthdate of the applicant (e.g. Birth Certificate, passport, community tax certificate, driver’s license, et.c)
  • Marriage Contract (for married women)
  • Passport and Work Permit (for Alien Employees)

When you Need to Register

You need to register within 10 days from the employment date. 

Steps in BIR Registration

1. Fill-up BIR Form 1902 (except employer’s part – PART IV)

2. Submit your form and documents to your employer or HR department

3. The employer shall fill-up their part (Part IV)

4. Employer will submit the form to the RDO

5. Get your TIN. (Sometimes you will be given back your form or it shows up in the payslip). You can ask your HR too, to get your TIN ID in your behalf.

Overseas Contract Workers / Seaman with purely foreign-sourced income

Documents Needed

BIR Form 1904 is also used for one-time payers and those who need tin for government transactions

How to get a BIR TIN Number and ID3

  • Valid ID – showing name, address and birthdate of the applicant (e.g. Birth Certificate, passport, community tax certificate, driver’s license, et.c)
  • Employment Contract

When you Need to Register

You need to register before filing a return or paying your taxes.

Steps in BIR Registration

1. Fill-up BIR Form 1904

2. Go to the RDO where your residence is assigned

3. Submit all your requirements

4. Wait for your TIN.

Getting your TIN ID

A TIN ID helps you remember your TIN and can also serve as a valid ID in some government agencies.

1. Go to the RDO where you filed your TIN. Ask the officer where you can get your TIN ID Card. However, if it was filed by your employer, you can get it from them.

2. Show a valid ID your application form to get your TIN ID.

3. Check your details. If it is correct, sign it and paste your 1×1 picture.

4. Laminate your TIN ID.

TIN

RDO Offices

Here is the list of Regional District Offices in the Philippines. You can get your TIN and TIN ID here. Just make sure they are the same RDOs.

Revenue District Office No. 1 – Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
BIR Building, F.R. Castro Avenue, Laoag City

Revenue District Office No. 2 – Vigan, Ilocos Sur
BIR Building, Quirino Blvd. Zone 5 Bantay, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Revenue District Office No. 3 – San Fernando, La Union
2F Tan Building, National Highway Sevilla, San Fernando, La Union

Revenue District Office No. 4 – Calasiao, West Pangasinan
Ground Floor BIR Building, MacArthur Highway, San Miguel, Calasiao, Pangasinan

Revenue District Office No. 5 – Alaminos, West Pangasinan
BIR Building, Barangay Palamis St, Alaminos City

Revenue District Office No. 6 – Urdaneta, East Pangasinan
3rd floor, E.F. Square Building Mc Arthur Highway, Nancayasan, Urdaneta, Pangasinan

Revenue District Office No. 7 – Bangued, Abra
Balbin Building, Corner Taft And Economia St. Zone 4, Bangued, Abra

Revenue District Office No. 8 – Baguio City
69 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

Revenue District Office No. 9 – La Trinidad, Benguet
2nd Flr, Willy Tan Building, Km. 4, La Trinidad Benguet

Revenue District Office No. 10 – Bontoc, Mt. Province
2/F, Gov. Center, Bontoc, Mt. Province

Revenue District Office No. 11 – Tabuk City, Kalinga
BIR Bldg. Hilltop, Bulanao, Tabuk City

Revenue District Office No. 12- Lagawe, Ifugao
2nd Floor, JDT Building, Inguiling Drive, Lagawe, Ifugao

Revenue District Office No. 13 – Tuguegarao, Cagayan
BIR Regional Office Building, No. 11 Pagayaya Road, Govt. Center Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City

Revenue District Office No. 14 – Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
BIR Building, Capitol Compound, Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya

Revenue District Office No. 15 – Naguilan, Isabela
BIR Building, Barangay Magsaysay, Naguilian, Isabela

Revenue District Office No. 16 – Cabarroguis, Quirino
BIR Building, Brgy. Marcos, Cabarroguis, Quirino

Revenue District Office No. 17A – Tarlac, Tarlac City
BIR Building, Macabulos Drive, San Roque, Tarlac City

Revenue District Office No. 17B – Paniqui, Tarlac
3rd Floor Avila Building, Zamora Street, Paniqui, Tarlac

Revenue District Office No. 18 – Olongapo City
1F &2F Lincoln Masonic Temple, #4215 West Bajac=Bajac, Olongapo City

Revenue District Office No. 19 – Subic Bay Freeport Zone
BIR Bldg., Burgos St cor. Samson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Revenue District Office No. 20 – Balanga, Bataan
Leonida Bldg., Capitol Drive, San Jose, Balanga City

Revenue District Office No. 21A – North Pampanga
RDO 21A Building, BIR Complex, Mc Arthur Highway Sindalan City of San Fernado, Pampanga

Revenue District Office No. 21B – South Pampanga
Ground Floor, BIR Building, BIR Complex, Mc Arthur Highway Sindalan City San Fernando, Pampanga

Revenue District Office No. 21C – Clark Freeport Zone

Revenue District Office No. 22 – Baler, Aurora
Burgos Ext., Barangay Suklayin, Baler Aurrora

Revenue District Office No. 23A – North Nueva Ecija
Maestrang Kikay, Talavera Population, Nueva Ecija

Revenue District Office No. 23B – South Nueva Ecija
Liwag Blvd., Burgos Ave., Cabanatuan City

Revenue District Office No. 24 – Valenzuela City
2nd/3rd floor JRC Building, McArthur Highway, Malinta, Valenzuela City

Revenue District Office No. 25A – Plaridel, Bulacan
Rocka Commercial Complex, Cagayan Valley Road, Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan

Revenue District Office No. 25B – Sta. Maria, Bulacan
312 Gov. F. Halili Avenue, Barangay Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan

Revenue District Office No. 26 – Malabon-Navotas
5th Floor Fishermall, C4 Road Barangay Longos, Malabon City

Revenue District Office No. 27 – Caloocan City
BIR Regional Office No. 140 Barrio Kalaanan, Edsa, Caloocan

Revenue District Office No. 28 – Novaliches
1st and 2nd Floor, 122 West Venue Building, West Avenue, Quezon City

Revenue District Office No. 29 – Tondo – San Nicolas
3/F BIR Regional Office Building, 1 Tuazon Building, Solana cor Beaterio sts. Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 30 – Binondo
3/f, Benlife Building,Solano cor. Beaterio Sts., Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 31- Sta. Cruz
5th BIR Regional Office Building 2 Benlife Building, Solano cor. Beaterio Sts., Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 32 – Quiapo-Sampaloc-Sta. Mesa- San Miguel
6th Floor BIR Regional Office Building 2 Benlife Building, Solana cor. Beaterio Sts. Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 33 – Intramuros-Ermita-Malate
2/f BIR Regional Office Building 2 Benlife Building, Solano cor. Beaterio Sts., Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 34 – Paco-Pandacan-Sta. Ana-San Andres
BIR Regional Office Building 2 Benlife Building Solana cor Beaterio Street Intramuros, Manila

Revenue District Office No. 35 – Romblon
2 / f, Fernandez Building, Brgy. Sea Coast , Odiongan, Romblon (Island District)

Revenue District Office No. 36 – Puerto Princesa
BLC Green Building 320 Rizal Avenue Brgy. Puerto Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Revenue District Office No. 37 – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
DBP Building, Quirino St. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (Island District)

Revenue District Office No. 38 – North, Quezon City
3rd  & 4th Floor West Venue Building, 112 West Avenue, Quezon City (opposite of ST. Vincent School)

Revenue District Office No. 39-South Quezon City
4th to 7th Floor, 1424 Coher Center Bldg., Quezon Avenue, Q.C.

Revenue District Office No. 40 – Cubao
5th Floor (roof deck) FISHER MALL, Quezon Avenue cor. Roosevelt Junction, Quezon City

Revenue District Office No. 41 – Mandaluyong City
YSK Bldg., 743 Boni Avenue, Brgy. Malamig Beside Metrobank and infront of Caltex Station and Rizal Technical University (RTU)

Revenue District Office No. 42 – San Juan
Juana Carpio Bldg., F. Blumentritt cor. Tuano St , San Juan City

Revenue District Office No. 43 – Pasig
2nd and 3rd Floor Rudgen Building, Shaw Blvd. Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City beside the office of SSS and infront of Pag-Ibig Fund

Revenue District Office No. 44 – Taguig-Pateros
3/F, Bonifacio Tech. Center, 31st St., cor. 2nd Ave., Crescent West Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Revenue District Office No. 45 – Marikina
Antonio Luz Arcade, Cirma St. corner Toyota Avenue, Sto. Niño, Marikina City

Revenue District Office No. 46 – Cainta/Taytay
 2nd flr. Manila East Arcade 2, Don Hilario Cruz Avenue, Brgy. San Juan, Taytay Rizal

Revenue District Office No. 47- East Makati
4th Floor, BIR Regional Office, 313 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Revenue District Office No. 48 – West Makati
5th Floor, BIR Regional Office, 313 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Revenue District Office No. 49 – North Makati
6th Floor, BIR Regional Office, 313 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Revenue District Office No. 50 – South Makati
5/f, Atrium Building, Makati Ave., Makati City

Revenue District Office No. 51 – Pasay City
BIR R.O NO. 139 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue

Revenue District Office No. 52 – Parañaque
GRAM Centre Building, Dr. A. Santos Ave. cor. Schilling St. Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City (beside Puregold Jr./ Opposite Liana’s Supermarket)

Revenue District Office No. 53A – Las Piñas City
OHZ Building Lot 1, E-F, L. Hernandez Ave., Brgy Almanza Uno, Las Pinas City

Revenue District Office No. 53B – Muntinlupa City
Lower Ground Floor, Ayala Malls South Park National Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Revenue District Office No. 54A – Trece Martirez City, East Cavite
Indang Road, Barangay Luciano, Trece Martirez, Cavite City

Revenue District Office No. 54B – Kawit, West Cavite
Ground Floor, Local Mall, Centennial Road, Magdalo Potol, Kawit, Cavite

Revenue District Office No. 55 – San Pablo City
BIR Regional Office Building Barangay San Nicolas Maharlika Hi-way, San Pablo City

Revenue District Office No. 56 – Calamba, Laguna
2nd Floor, Puregold Jr., Supermarket Barangay Parian, Calamba City, Laguna

Revenue District Office No. 57- Biñan, Laguna
2nd Floor Umbria Commercial Center, National Road, Tulay Bato, Brgy. San Antonio, Binan City

Revenue District Office No. 58 – Batangas City
BIR Building, Brgy.Hilltop , Batangas City

Revenue District Office No. 59 – Lipa City
BIR Building, Barangay Marawoy, Lipa City

Revenue District Office No. 60 – Lucena City
LGCTI, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City

Revenue District Office No. 61 – Gumaca, Quezon
2/F, Tanada Building, P. Tanada St., cor. Burgos St.,Brgy. Pipisik, Gumaca, Quezon

Revenue District Office No. 62 – Boac, Marinduque
Elmer Tan Building, Nepomuceno St., Boac, Marinduque

Revenue District Office No. 63 – Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Dolce Casa Tawiran Calapan City

Revenue District Office 64- Talisay, Camarines Norte
BIR Building, Maharlika Highway, Talisay Camarines Norte

Revenue District Office No. 65 – Naga City
BIR Building J. Miranda Ave., cor. Pricenceso St., Monterey Village, Naga City

Revenue District Office No. 66 – Iriga City
BIR Building National Highway San Nicolas Iriga City

Revenue District Office No. 67 – Legazpi City, Albay
BIR Building, Camia St., Imperial Court Subd., Legaspi City

Revenue District Office No. 68 – Sorsogon, Sorsogon
BIR Building, City Compound, Capid-an, Sorsogon City

Revenue District Office No. 69 – Virac, Catanduanes
BIR Building San Isidro Village Virac, Catanduanes

Revenue District Office No. 70 – Masbate, Masbate
Sitio Cagba, Brgy. Tugbo, Masbate City

Revenue District Office No. 71 – Kalibo, Aklan
Arch. Reyes cor. Acebedo St., Kalibo, Aklan

Revenue District Office No. 72 – Roxas City
McKinley St., Roxas City

Revenue District Office No. 73 – San Jose, Antique
Corner Zardiver and Salazar St., San Jose, Antique

Revenue District Office No. 74 – Iloilo City
Ground Floor, BIR Regional Office Building M.H Del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo City

Revenue District Office No. 75 – Zarraga, Iloilo City
Poblacion, Zarraga, Iloilo City

Revenue District Office No. 76 – Victorias City, Negros Occidental
BIR Building, Brgy. V. Osmeña Avenue, Victorias City, Negros Occidental

Revenue District Office No. 77 – Bacolod City
BIR Building, Jocson- P. Henares Street Extension, Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City

Revenue District Office No. 78 – Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
BIR Building, Poblacion, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental

Revenue District Office No. 79 – Dumaguete City
BIR Building, Agapito Valencia Drive, Brgy. Taclobo, Dumaguete City

Revenue District Office No. 80 – Mandaue City
3/F FRC Building, Subangdaku, Highway, Mandaue City

Revenue District Office No. 81 – Cebu City North
BIR Regional Office Building, Arch. Reyes Ave., Cebu City

Revenue District Office No. 82 – Cebu City South
Philwood Building, N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City

Revenue District Office No. 83 – Talisay, Cebu
G/F Rosalie Building, Tabunok, Talisay, Cebu City

Revenue District Office No. 84 – Tagbilaran City
2/F Judge Oppus Uy Building, M. Torralba St., Tagbilaran City

Revenue District Office No. 85 – Catarman, Northern Samar
Purok 1, Brgy. Dalakit, Catarman, Northern Samar

Revenue District Office No. 86 – Borongan, Eastern Samar
2/F JRC Building, Real St., Brgy. Songco, Borongan, Eastern Samar

Revenue District Office No. 87 – Calbayog City, Samar
Barangay Bagacay, Calbayog City, Samar

Revenue District Office No. 88 – Tacloban City
BIR Building, Govt. Center Candahug, Palo, Leyte

Revenue District Office No. 89 – Ormoc City
National Highway, Brgy. Bantigue, Ormoc City

Revenue District Office No. 90 – Maasin, Southern Leyte
Barangay Combado, Maasin City, Southern Leyte

Revenue District Office No. 91 – Dipolog City
Upper Sicayab, Dipolog City

Revenue District Office No. 92 – Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
3rd Floor, ACC Building, Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City

Revenue District Office No. 93A – Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
BIR Building, Petit Barracks, Zamboanga City

Revenue District Office No. 93B – Zamboanga Sibugay
Demegilio Bldg. Purok Airways National Highway, Santol, Ipil, Zamboanga, Sibugay

Revenue District Office No. 94 – Isabela, Basilan
Aniceto G. Mon Bldg. N, Valderosa St., Isabela City, Basilan

Revenue District Office No. 95 – Jolo, Sulu
2/f Hadji Sabtirul Building, Travisi St., Jolo, Sulu

Revenue District Office No. 96 – Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
AMT Tamburani Bldg. Pag-asa St., Tawi-Tawi

Revenue District Office No. 97 – Gingoog City
Gugenueo St., Gingoog City

Revenue District Office No. 98 – Cagayan de Oro City
G/F Regional Office Building, Westbound Terminal, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City

Revenue District Office No. 99 – Malaybalay, Bukidnon
BIR Building, Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Revenue District Office 100 – Ozamis City
BIR Building, City Hall Drive, Ozamis City

Revenue District Office No. 101 -Iligan City
Quezon Avenue Extension, Palao, Iligan City

Revenue District Office No. 102 – Marawi City
Alic Usman Building, Quezon Ave., Marawi City

Revenue District Office No. 103 – Butuan City
BIR Building, J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City

Revenue District Office No. 104 – Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
Molave Cor. Magkono Sts., Poblacion, Bayugan

Revenue District Office 105 – Surigao City
BIR Building, Km4 Brgy. Luna 8400, Surigao City

Revenue District Office No. 106 – Tandag, Surigao del Sur
2/F Eduhome Building, Osmeña St., Tandag City, Surigao del Sur

Revenue District Office 107 – Cotabato City
BIR, Building SK Pendatun St., Cotabato City

Revenue District Office 108 – Kidapawan, North Cotabato
BIR District Office Building, Quezon Blvd., cor. Padilla St. Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

Revenue District Office No. 109 – Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
Linfel Building, Magsaysay Ave., Tacurong City

Revenue District Office No. 110 – General Santos City
BIR District Office Building, Pendatun Avenue corner Laurel & M. Roxas Streets, General Santos City

Revenue District Office No. 111 – Koronadal, South Cotabato
Arellano Street Brgy. Zone II Koronadal City, South Cotabato

Revenue District Office No. 112 – Tagum, Davao del Norte
Provincial Capitol Compound, Mankilam, Tagum City, Davao del Norte

Revenue District Office No. 113A – West Davao City
Bolton Ext., Davao City (at the back of the Regional Office Building–right wing)

Revenue District Office No. 113B – East Davao City
Bolton Ext., Davao City (at the back of the BIR Regional Office Building-left wing)

Revenue District Office No. 114 – Mati, Davao Oriental
BIR RDO 114., Gomez St., Mati, Davao Oriental

Revenue District Office No. 115 – Digos, Davao del Sur
BIR RD-115, BIR Building, Aurora 3rd St. Digos City

There was online registration before, however, it has been stopped this May 2019. Also, take note that you can’t have more than one TIN; it is criminally punishable. 

I hope you learned a lot in this article on getting a Tax Identification Number at the Bureau of Internal Revenue. It’s quite easy to get one. If you want to have a business check our article on How to get a DTI Certificate, as well as our other How-to guides!

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