Get a TIN

What is a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?

The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique Identification number issued to taxpayers and potential taxpayers.

Getting a TIN is free. You must get it if you should be paying tax. It is an offence if you don’t.

Reasons to get a TIN

You must have a TIN to:

  • register your business with the Registrar-General’s Department,
  • do business with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA),
  • open a bank account,
  • register your vehicle,
  • get a passport,
  • register land,
  • clear goods from a port or airport,
  • file a case at the court,
  • get a drivers’ licence.

How to get a TIN

Before you start

You need any of the following documents to apply, your:

  • valid Drivers’ License,
  • valid Passport,
  • Voters ID,
  • National Identification Card,
  • Make a coloured photocopy of the ID used.

For companies you will need documents such as:

  • certificate of incorporation,
  • commencement certificate,
  • partnership certificate,
  • external company letter

Getting your TIN online

You can complete a simple form online “Online TIN Form“. If your registration is successful you  will get an email from GRA. GRA will tell you by SMS when your certificate is ready. You will need to collect your certificate from your local Domestic Tax Revenue Division office 

Other ways to get your TIN

You can download a TIN form and either email your completed form to service.desk@gra.gov.gh or take it to your local Domestic Tax Revenue Division office .

You can also go to any GRA
Domestic Tax Revenue Division office.  to complete a paper TIN form.

GRA will tell you by SMS when your certificate is ready. You’ll need to collect your certificate from your Domestic Tax Revenue Division office.

How long will it take to get my TIN?

The Law provides for 21 days to process Tin. You should therefore get your TIN certificate within 21 days.

However, if you don’t then you should:

  • WhatsApp to 0200631664 or 0552990000.