Easy Steps On How to Get Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Nigeria Online

A tax identification number (TIN) is a unique number used for tax purposes in Nigerian and other countries.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is an agency of the Nigerian Federal Government responsible for issuing the tax identification number to Nigerians in conjunction with the Joint Tax Board.

You can get this number as an individual or for your business online by following the procedure below.

TIN Registration Process for Individuals

Individuals are automatically assigned a tax identification number based on their Bank verification number (BVN) or National Identification Number (NIN).

  1. STEP 1: Visit the verification portal – Joint Tax Board.
  2. STEP 2: Select your date of birth.
  3. STEP 3: Select your preferred search criteria (BVN, NIN or registered number) from the drop-down menu.
  4. STEP 4: Enter the digit of the search criteria you selected in the previous step. e.g. if you selected BVN in STEP 3: enter your BVN digit.
  5. STEP 5: Click the reCAPTCHA box to verify that you are not a robot.
  6. STEP 6: Click search to get your TIN

TIN Registration Process for Non-individuals

Here are the TIN registration process for non-individuals (Companies, Enterprises, Cooperative societies, etc.)

  1. STEP 1: Visit the verification portal (https://tinverification.jtb.gov.ng/Template/TINVerification
  2. STEP 2: Select the date of incorporation of your organization
  3. STEP 3: Select your preferred search criteria (BVN, NIN or registered number) from the drop-down menu 
  4. STEP 4: Enter the number in the search criteria you selected in the previous step. e.g. if you selected BVN in step 3, enter your BVN digit. Note that the CAC registration number should be typed in BN1234 or IT1234 or RC1234 format.
  5. STEP 5: Click the reCAPTCHA box to verify that you are not a robot.
  6. STEP 6: Click search to get your TIN

How to verify TIN Pin

  1. STEP 1: Visit https://apps.firs.gov.ng/tinverification/
  2. STEP 2: Select your preferred search criteria (BVN, NIN or registered number) from the drop-down menu
  3. STEP 3: Enter the digit of the search criteria you have chosen. CAC registration number should be entered in BN1234 or IT1234 or RC1234 format.
  4. STEP 4: Input the correct captcha image displayed
  5. STEP 5: Click on search to verify your TIN pin.

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