Now in Nigeria, the Federal Government has implemented a policy that every Nigerian citizen, companies, Organizations, Trade Association, etc (all regarded as a Non-Individuals) MUST have a tax identification number.
Many questions have arisen since the JTB TIN implementation began. Of which we have seen questions like;
What is the meaning of JTB TIN?
What is JTB TIN official Portal?
How to apply for JTB TIN?
How to Verify TIN?
When and where to start using the TIN?
How to Pay your tax with the TIN?
…and lot more questions which have also been explained within the lines of the sentence. We have taken each of those questions or search queries serious and purpose for this page.
This page should educate you well on how the Tax Identification Number, TIN is all about.
What Is The Meaning Of JTB TIN?
JTB is an acronym of the Joint Tax Board that foreseen the issue of tax payments in Nigeria. While the TIN means Tax Identification Number.
The TIN is a unique identifier for an individual or a company for the specific purpose of tax remittance and it is issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). IN order word, the TIN confirms a registered taxpayer in Nigeria.
The TIN is unique in such that individuals and companies are assigned to a number that can’t be assigned to another individual or company. Also, with the TIN details of the person or company, the unique number is assigned to is showed.
What is JTB TIN official Portal?
The official portals are – https://tinverication.jtb.gov.ng and https://tin.gov.ng. It allows you as a taxpayer to login and verify your TIN on the portal. From the TIN site, you can also print out your TIN Certificate or send it to your email for any further usage.
And, these things you carry out on the portal are done for FREE! You won’t have to pay for anything.
How To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online
It’s a truth that the Nigerian government is now going digital to ensure easy and safe application processes, Likewise, the TIN includes.
But there is a bit different here because Individuals are automatically assigned with a TIN based on their BVN (Bank Verification Number) or NIN (National Identity Number).
This means that once you have a BVN or/and the National Identity Number then you should know that you already have a TIN.
You May Be Interested To: Learn How to Check Your BVN From Mobile Phone Without an Internet OR You can as well Learn: How to Check If Your National Identity Card is Read Fast Here
As for the non-individuals (Limited Liability Companies, Incorporated Trustees, Enterprises, Cooperative Society, MDAs, Trade Association, etc) have to go through an online registration process in order to acquire its TIN.
How to Apply for TIN As a non-individual
Remember that a non-individual is regarded to be a Limited Liability Companies, Incorporated Trustees, Enterprises, Cooperative Society, MDAs, Trade Association, etc.
So below are steps to get TIN (Tax Identification Number) Online In Nigeria if you fall into this category;
- visit this website – tin.jtb.gov.ng/TinRequestExternal
- The registration form to get TIN opens – fill it up then submit
- Once you submit the form your request will be verified and approved.
- Then TIN Certificate will be sent automatically to the registered email
Having known and understood the above steps to get your TIN and what it means, the next step is the TIN verification process. This time it applies to both the individuals and non-individuals
How to Verify TIN on the JTB TIN Portal
The verification portal is free for use, so always remember that. So to verify, the requirements include the following;
- Your date of birth
- National Identification Number and,
While if you’re standing as a corporate taxpayer, the following are required to verify your TIN;
The corporate Affaire Commission (CAC) Registrated corporate Number or The phone number and Date of Incorporation
How to Verify TIN as an Individual Taxpayer
Step 1: Visit the Main Website – either https://tinverication.jtb.gov.ng OR https://tin.gov.ng
Step 2: Select your Date of Birth.
Step 3: Select your preferred search criteria from the Select Criteria Dropdown-TIN or NIN or BVN or Registered Phone Number
Step 4: Provide the appropriate value based on the search criteria in Step 2 above
Step 5. Confirm you are not a robot by checking the reCAPTCHA Box
Step 6: Click the Search button
Howto verify TIN for Businesses and Organizations
Step 1: Visit the official website – https://tinverication.jtb.gov.ng OR https://tin.gov.ng
Step 2: Select the Organization’s Date of Incorporation
Step 3: Select your preferred search criteria from the Select Criteria Dropdown-TIN or CAC registration Number or Registered Phone Number. CAC registration number should be typed in this format: BN1234 or IT1234 or RC1234.
Step 4: Provide the appropriate value based on the search criteria in Step 2 above.
Step 5: Confirm you are not a robot by checking the reCAPTCHA Box.
Step 6: Click the Search button.
When and where to start using the TIN
You ‘re suppose to use your Tax Identification Number (TIN) to pay your tax so that whenever you pay tax using your TIN it keeps records of your tax payment.
How to Pay Tax
Visit the FIRS office in your state for further directive on how to pay your tax.
However, it will interest you to know that the JTB has provided a Tax calculator – that helps you calculate how much you should pay. Its simple to use, no calculation on your side as the system will automatically calculate what you’re due to pay once you input your salary or returns for the month. You can access the JTB Tax Calculator here.
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