In today’s article, InfoMargin will expound on how To apply for Tax Identification Number (TIN) In Ghana. Acquiring TIN is very important since in one way or the other is a prerequisite in fulfilling your tax obligations to the nation. Besides, Without TIN one cannot open a bank account or acquire a passport in Ghana.
What is TIN?
The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a unique Identification Number issued to taxpayers for official transactions.
TIN is a nine-digit number used as a tracking number by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It is required information on all tax returns filed with the IRS. Getting a TIN is free. To pay tax, one must get a TIN. It is an offence to not have a TIN as a taxpayer.
Why you need a TIN?
You need a TIN to be able to
- Apply for a Passport
- Get a drivers’ licence.
- Open a bank account
- Register your vehicle
- Transact business with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)
- Register your business
- Clear goods from a port or airport,
These are all great reasons why you need a TIN, but how you can get a TIN in Ghana.
How To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) In Ghana
Requirements For A TIN : Individuals
- National Identification Card
- Voters ID
- Valid Drivers’ License
- Valid Passport
Requirements For A TIN : Companies
- Certificate of incorporation
- Commencement certificate
- Partnership certificate
- External company letter
To apply for your TIN online; 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
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.