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Obtaining Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

The organization that is concerned with this is the Department of Inland Revenue.

1. Obtain an application form – {C152(new)} from Tax Payer Unit for the following purposes:

– Individual Business to do a business

– Partnership Business to do a business

– Limited Liability Companies to do a business

– Limited Companies to do a business

– Company limited by guarantee to do a business

– Companies Incorporated Outside of the Country to do a business

 

– Other projects /NGO

2. Forward completed application (Relevant original documents with photocopies) to the assessor of the Tax Payer Services Unit for verification. TIN application should be signed by the proprietor/ partner of the business or director of secretary of the company, or holder of attorney power.

3. The assessor will check the accuracy of the Name, Address, Telephone No., National Identity Cord (NIC) No., Company Registration No., Date of Commencement of Business, Income Tax File No., (if available) and then issue TIN if a number has not been issued previously.

4. Obtain the TIN Certificate.

Documents required

(i) Individual Business/Partnership Business:

a. For clearing and forwarding – Certificate of Registration of Business, National identity card/Valid Passport of the owner of the business/partners of the business.

b. For registration of VAT, Economic Service Charge (ESC) & Nation Building Tax (NBT) – Certificate of Registration of Business, Photo Copies of the National Identity card/Valid Passport of the proprietor or partners, necessary documents to verify Business Turnover – Agreements, Bank statements, Withholding Tax Certificates, Invoices etc.

c. For Imports – Certificate of Registration of Business, National Identity card/Valid Passport of the proprietor or partners, Commercial Invoice, Bill of Lading/Airway Bill.

d. For Exports – Certificate of Registration of Business, National Identity Card/Valid Passport of the owner of the Business (Original National Identity Card/Valid Passport of the proprietor or partners), Registration Certificates of Export Development Board (EDB), Coconut Cultivation Board (CCB) (if relevant), Tea Board (if relevant) and license of Gem & Jewellery Authority (if relevant).

Note: Originals together with photocopies of above documents should be submitted in each case.

(ii) Limited Liability Companies:

For imports, exports, clearing & forwarding and to register for Income Tax, VAT, ESC, NBT, Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Stamp Duty, Withholding Tax, etc.

a. Registered under the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982 (Registered before 03/05/2007) 

Certificate of Incorporation (Re-registration) – Form 41,Form 40 – certified by the Registrar of Companies, Memorandum of Association/Articles of Association with signatures of the Directors and the Notary Public, NIC/valid passports of the Directors.

b. Registered under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007 (Registered after 03/05/2007)

Certificate of Incorporation – Form 2A, Form 01 – certified by the Registrar of Companies, Articles of Association with signatures of the Directors and the Notary Public, BOI Registration Certificate and BOI Agreement (if relevant), NIC/valid passports of the Directors.

(iii) Limited Companies

Certificate of Incorporation – Form 2C – Certified copy of form 01 issued by the Registrar of Companies, Articles of Association with signatures of the Directors, National Identity Cards/Valid passports of the Directors.

(iv) Company limited by guarantee

Certificate of incorporation – Form 2D – certified copy of form 5 issued by the Registrar of Companies, Articles of Association with signatures of Directors, Photocopies of the National Identity Cords/Valid Passports of the Directors.