If you already have a TIN number and are actively paying taxes, you can go to your company’s RDO and request a TIN. An authorized staff will verify your taxpayer status and process your identification within the day.
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How to Replace Lost TIN ID
If you have damaged or lost your TIN ID, don’t panic. You can request a replacement card from the BIR.
Lost TIN Identification Requirements
Simply prepare the following requirements to replace a lost or damaged TIN ID:
- Completed BIR Form 1905 (Registration Information Update Form) and BIR Form 0605 (Payment Form)
- For Lost TIN Identification: Notarized Affidavit of Loss
- For ID with damaged TIN: Old ID card and a photocopy
- Marriage certificate and old TIN card (if applicable)
Steps to Replace Lost or Damaged Tin ID
Once your requirements are complete, take them to your RDO. You can download the necessary forms or obtain copies of the RDO.
- Fill out Form BIR 1905. Don’t forget to put an X in the “Replacement Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Card” in Part II.
- Under “Reason/Details”, place an X in the “Missing/Damaged” box.
- Go to the Certificate of Registration (COR) Update window and submit your completed BIR Form 1905 and other requirements.
- Fill out Form BIR 0605 and have it verified at the payment window.
- Go to your RDO agent bank to pay for your lost or damaged card. The replacement fee usually costs around PHP 150 to PHP 300. Please request proof of BIR payment before paying the fee. The bank will verify your Form 0605 machine.
- After payment, return to the RDO and submit your machine verified Form 0605 and receipt to the COR update window.
- Wait for your new card to be issued.
You can also go through this process if you want to update your card information. If you would like to correct a misspelling or update your filing status, simply fill out BIR Form 1905 and mark the appropriate reason with an X.
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How to Verify Your TIN Number Online
When you get a new job or do a transaction with a bank or government office, you will be asked to provide your TIN. If you have lost your TIN card, it is difficult to retrieve your TIN number unless you have kept a copy of it.
The good thing is that checking for tin in the Philippines can now be done online. The BIR recently launched the BIR Mobile TIN Verifier app, which is currently available for download on the Google Play Store and soon on the App Store.
What is the Tin Checker app?
The BIR Mobile TIN Verifier app offers taxpayers a convenient and alternative way to validate their TIN using their mobile device. So instead of calling or going to a BIR office and waiting for hours, you can simply download this tin check app. The response to queries from interested BIR offices is given in real time.
Now you may be wondering if this app is worth using. Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of the BIR TIN Verifier app.
Tin Checker App Pros:
- It can be downloaded for free.
- There is no long registration process.
- It is very easy to use and the app is clutter free.
- Offers a convenient way to validate or inquire about your TIN.
TIN Checker Apps Cons:
- It is currently only available to individual taxpayers.
- You can chat with BIR staff on the app only from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
- As it is a fairly new app, it is prone to bugs, crashes and crashes
- There are only limited things you can do in the app
- Users also report that there are no agents available to respond to queries, so the response is not really in real time.
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