What is a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?
A TIN is a unique ten-digit identifying number allocated by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to prospective Taxpayers to enable them to meet their tax obligations. The TIN is a legal requirement and it applies to all taxpayers regardless of their tax transactions.
Expected Delivery Time
- URA will send an Auto notification of the receipt of your application upon submission.
- For applications without VAT, we aim to notify you of your TIN or a decision on your registration application within 2 working days of receiving all the necessary information.
- For applications with VAT, we aim to notify you of the proposed inspection/interview date within 3 working days which you can consent to or defer to a more convenient one.
- After inspection, we aim to notify you of your TIN or decision on your registration application within 21 working days.
Cost of the service: FREE
Why do you need a TIN?
It enables you to:
- Import or export goods within and outside Uganda.
- Claim tax benefits that accrue to you e.g. tax refunds etc.
- Access bank loans for amounts above 50 Million shillings.
- Acquire a license from any Government Agency.
- Register your Motor Vehicle First Time Motor Vehicle Registration.
- Process land transactions above 50 Million Shillings.
- URA is not responsible for any monies paid for services indicated as FREE.
- Always submit necessary physical documents with relevant attachments to the selected service centre to avoid delays and inconveniences.
- URA will send your password and other communication to the email address provided on your application form.
- URA is not liable to any fraudulent activities that may arise from: sharing your email address password with other parties, declaration of email addresses that do not belong to the applicant.
- Always submit correct and accurate information on the application form to avoid delays or inconveniences.