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How to Get Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Nigeria

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How to Get Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Nigeria.

Get Tax Identification Number… The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a singular identifier for a company or an individual for the purpose of tax payment.  The TIN is given out to individuals or businesses that have either been registered or incorporated as companies by the tax office for identification and verification.

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How to Get Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Nigeria

Reasons Why TIN is Needed.

Tax Identification Number (TIN) can be used for/to:

  1. Identifying a business/individual as a registered tax payer.
  2. Open a business account.
  3. Application of loans from government.
  4. It is necessary for trading, importing and exporting license.
  5. Registration of cars.
  6. Application for certificate of occupancy.
  7. Obtain tax clearance certificate.
  8. Obtain tax incentives, wavers and allowances.

Application Guide for Tax Identification Number.

Application for TIN requires no fee if you register alone unless you need help registering and obtaining the pin. Obtaining the TIN receipt from the tax authorities could be stressful therefore it is advisable to involve a third party to help you while you concentrate on the business.


The Joint tax board has made all registration statements. The TIN registration can also be done online by checking the FIRS service platform. As an already registered company, various documents will be required, so you will have to go to the Federal Inland Revenue Service office with the documents.


To apply as a registered business name, you need to register for TIN through VAT registration. The VAT number also doubles as the TIN registration number. As soon as the TIN is issued to you, you need to attach it in all official documents, business equipments and invoices. This is important for when the tax office need to examine the tax.


Original and photocopies of documents like driver’s license, international passport, national ID card, permanent voter’s card, etc needs to be taken to the nearest Inland Revenue Office. You will also need to complete and submit an application form.

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