Tin

Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

What is TIN?

The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique Identification number issued to taxpayers or/and potential taxpayers for official transactions with specified institutions (provide link).

The Revenue Administration Act 2016, (Act 915) provide link provides for the Administration of the Tax Identification Number for the use to individuals and organization and companies.

What documents do I need to apply for TIN?

You need any of the following documents to apply:

  • Valid Drivers’ License
  • Valid Passport
  • Voters ID
  • National Identification Card (NID)

How do I apply for TIN? Individual

  1. Manual process:
  • Obtain a TIN form from any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office or download the TIN form from the website link (provide link).
  • Submit a completed TIN form together with a clear photocopy of any of the following (i.e. valid Drivers’ license, Passport or National Identification Card or Voter ID) to any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office (provide link)
  • You will be notified via SMS to collect your TIN certificate

Remember, TIN registration is absolutely free!

  1. Online process:
  • Complete online Individual TIN application at (provide link)

 Corporate institutions/Companies:

  1. Manual Process:
  • Obtain a TIN form from any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office or download the TIN form from the website link (provide link).
  • Submit a completed TIN form together with a clear photocopy of the following (certificate of incorporation, commencement certificate, partnership certificate, external company letter, etc ) to any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office (provide link)
  • You will be notified via SMS to collect your TIN certificate

 

  1. Online process:
  • Complete online Individual TIN application at (provide link)

Companies not registered by Registrar General’s Department (RGD):

  1. Manual process:
  • Obtain a TIN form from any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office or download the TIN form from the website link (provide link).
  • Submit a completed TIN form together with an introduction letter to any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division office (provide link) refer to GeGov
  • You will be notified via SMS to collect your TIN certificate

 

Why I Need A TIN?

The Ghana Revenue Authority –

  • To clear goods from any port or factory.
  • To receive payment subject to withholding under the Income Tax Act, 2015, (Act 896)
  • To obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department-

  • To receive payment from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department or a Local Government Authority in respect of a contract for the supply of any goods, works or provision of any services

The Registrar General’s Department-

  • To obtain a certificate to commence business or a business permit issued by the Registrar General’s Department or a local Government Authority

The Registrar of Cooperatives-

  • To register a co-operative

The Lands Commission –

  • To register a title to a piece of land, interest in land or any document affecting land

The Courts –

  • To file a court case

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority –

  • To obtain a driver license

The Ghana Immigration Service –

  • To obtain a passport

The Banks, Insurance Companies and other financial institutions –

 

The Manufacturing Companies –

Ministries, Departments & Agencies;

Metropolitan, Municipals and District Assemblies;

Government, Sub-divisions of Government and other Public Institutions

Professional Bodies (refer to GeGov) renewing practicing license

 

The benefits of the TIN

  • Ease access to government services
  • To access tax history
  • To access Tax Clearance Certificate

Sanctions to TIN:

  • A person who is required to register under the law and fails to register as required under the law commits an offence and is liable to summary conviction
  • False and misleading statement

 

The TIN is free. No payment to obtain the TIN.

 

For complaints report to the service desk (service.desk@gra.gov.gh)

Frequently Asked Questions

Video- TIN registration process

To download forms, click on the links below

Contact Us

Tel: +233- (0) 302 904545

or

Tel 2: +233- (0) 302 904546