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 is 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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77 thoughts on “Easy Steps On How to Get Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Nigeria Online”

  1. Hello guys .. I started working with a Swedish company last month and they are requesting for my TAX register before they can be able to pay me. they sent this

    I want an extract document from either Tax Register or another responsible authority for your Company/Entrepreneurship registration. This is required for audit purposes.

    I’m serving at Abuja.. I don’t have a business yet
    plz what should I do?

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  2. Hi, Thanks for your post. I did register my business for TIN. I got the Request ID. However I did not get an email or anything. Until I came across your post. I checked and my certificate is out. but I wasn’t notified plus there is no TIN slip… the one that has both JTB and FIRS TIN on it. How do I get that?

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    • Dear Alex,

      You can print it out from your email address if you received it in your email.

      Does the TIN certificate not bear any inscription of JTB on it?

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  3. Hi,
    Great tutorial you shared here, thank you. I followed the link to the verification portal of Joint Tax Board, inputted my BVN and got my TIN, and even downloaded the certificate with my TIN number.

    But when I visited Visit the FIRS link to verify my TIN, it says record not found, I tired TIN, Phone…https://apps.firs.gov.ng/tinverification/

    Does it mean my TIN Number is not authentic or what am I missing?

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    • Thanks, Gman, for the feedback.

      You would have to wait for the system to verify your TIN.

      But if you cannot verify your TIN after a week, you would have to visit the FIRS office in your State.

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    • Please I want to confirm if its after following the procedure to register for TIN is when o ne gets the TIN or request ID would be sent first and what does one have to do next after getting the request ID number?

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          • Dear Ayobami,

            Thank you for responding. You’ll get the TIN number after the system verifies your information.

            I hope I answered the right question cause it seems I can’t find the question you asked.

  4. Good afternoon, I generated my TIN online last year, I however can’t seem to remember it now. Please is there a way I can recover it? probably a link or something

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  5. Hello did my registration online and got my request ID I’d like to know what next as it didn’t generate my TIN on the portal.

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  6. Good morning
    I tried using the link for the registration and it was successful but I was able to screenshot the request ID. Please what next after this?

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  7. Hii… I’ve been try to apply for the individual TIN value using your link, but to no avail… please how can I register successfully online?

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  8. Please I already have a TIN number with a biz name registered in 2000 but d ownership of the biz has changed but the biz is still running. I wanted to register the biz in saipem and wn I registered the TIN I already have. a pop up comes up saying TIN incorrect. Have done ds several times to no avail.

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      • Hello please help me out, I went to Firs in Ekiti State to do my TIN certificate but I was told that my certificate is exist. And I told them to tell where’s it existing but no answer yet since 3weeks ago, telling me to come tomorrow since 3weeks. Please what can’t I do 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  9. Same problem here. I ‘ve used the different methods and still get the same error message “Record not found” Any other method please?

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  10. Good morning. I applied online for TIN about 3 weeks ago. I have been checking for it on the tin portal but always get the error message “Record not found.” Please how do I get it.

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  11. Hey guys, I have read from this page as well as a few other pages the same steps and instructions on how to verify not register, which seems very easy except it doesn’t seem to work for me. Any helpful tips on how to actually register or generate the TIN would be helpful, thank you!

    Reply

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