If you are on a very busy schedule with regards on your appointments in a nine-to-five job, there is a potential possibility that you will forget or lose your Tax Identification Number.
Through countless moments of people forgetting their TINs, there are provided extensive services on what to do, information for replacement for lost.
TIN is used for tax purposes. This is one of the major requirements of financial institutions for certain purposes. For government institutions like the Land Transportation Office, they require it especially for applying for Professional Driver’s License.
In terms of stock market investing, this is also a requirement for stock brokers in order to invest in a stock. Also especially when you establish a business with proper permit, Tax Identification Number is required.
The BIR uses your TIN to document and file every tax you pay. Please take note that a person can only have one TIN.
The BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) in the Philippines strictly forbids having more than one TIN by taxpayers. So if ever you forgot or lost your tax ID number, you must not issue for a new one to avoid any discrepancies and conflicts in tax returns. Instead, you must recover and verify your TIN from the BIR in any offices around the country.
There are three methods to recover or get tax ID number/TIN number. These are as follows:
- Using your phone, you can call BIR Contact Center www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us/bir-trunkline.html or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. A BIR representative will answer your call. Get ready to answer some few questions for identity verification. Please be polite upon talking to the BIR representative. BIR has strict rules on taxpayer confidentiality.
- Go to a nearest BIR Revenue District Office (RDO) where your TIN is currently registered and then file or submit your BIR Form 1905, together with the required documents to be attached (affidavit of loss for lost TIN Card and original TIN card for damaged card).
- If you do not know where your BIR office is, ask your neighbors or friends. They would be glad of any assistance like”Where’s the BIR office? What is the location?”.
- Remember to bring a valid ID (Government-issued ID’s or company ID/secondary ID).
- And also bring any of your supplementary ID’s (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc.) just for sure.
- BIR may need these documents for identity verification. Remember, BIR has strict rules on their processes and to avoid identity theft.
- By verifying your TIN online, you can be able to find, verify and identify TIN number status. The BIR have a link for Online TIN Verification but it is not active at certain points. It may be active anytime so here’s the link of BIR so you can check it out.
As of this date, BIR has no online retrieval or online recovery of TIN but there are existing online verifications for the TIN. Online recovery and lookup of TIN will truly speed-up the transactions, processing with regards to the blocking and recovering TIN can save a lot of manpower and money. Certain developments are not of the impossibility. We can give suggestions and support through BIR sites in relation to lost TIN recovery and verification.
To check the address and contact numbers of BIR different divisions, Regional offices, and Revenue District Offices, you may visit BIR directory at their website.