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BIR launches digital TIN ID

by Carl Santos

TAXPAYERS can now avail of a digital TIN ID. 

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr. said they issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 120-2023 to inform the public about the process on how to get the digital taxpayer identification number for free.

“With this new system, we can eliminate the practice of fixers and scammers selling TIN online while giving taxpayers a convenient alternative to getting a TIN instead of lining up at our Revenue District Offices,” Lumagui said.

According to the BIR, the digital TIN ID serves as a reference for the TIN of the taxpayer and as a valid government-issued identification document accepted by various government agencies, local government units, banks, employers, and other institutions.

Its authenticity can be verified online via the Online Registration and Update System (ORUS) using the QR Code provided.

It also does not require a signature.

Individual taxpayers with existing TINs can apply for the digital TIN ID through ORUS.

Both the physical TIN card and digital TIN ID remain valid, and holders need not secure a physical card if they have a digital TIN ID.

Taxpayers who are applying for the digital TIN ID must update their email address at the Revenue District Office where they are registered. 

To do that, they must complete and submit Form S1905—Registration Update Sheet (RUS) via email to the concerned RDO or through BIR’s eServices—Taxpayer Registration Related Application (TRRA) Portal.

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