FCT partners tax board to ease TIN registration for taxpayers
The Federal Capital Territory – Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has announced its partnership with the Joint Tax Board (JTB) to assist residents of the nations capital to obtain their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with ease.
The Revenue Service said the partnership will also ensure efficient service delivery and promote ease of doing business, according to a statement on Monday signed by its spokesperson, Mustapha Sumaila.
The Service explained that the new TIN has unified database and it uniquely identifies individual taxpayer in the country, such that if the person moves from one state to another, he or she can still use the same TIN. By this initiative, FCT has joined other states in the federation on the platform,” it added.
With this development, the Revenue Service explained that requesting for TIN in the FCT can now be done in either of these ways:
Personal TIN request using Mobile devices: To do this, the Taxpayer is required to download the JTB mobile App from the Play Store or Apple Store. This enables Taxpayers to register their personal details and generate the TIN from the comfort of their homes/offices using the JTB mobile App.
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Personal TIN request using Web: This allows the Taxpayers to request for TIN from the comfort of their homes/offices using the website. To do this, the Taxpayer is required to visit the website https://tin.jtb.gov.ng/ and follow the instruction. Please ensure the BVN details entered here corresponds exactly with your BVN SLIP.
Non-individual (Corporate) TIN request: Representatives of duly registered Corporate Taxpayers and Agencies can also apply via the JTB website or walk-in to any of our tax offices to request for TIN.
Taxpayers with TIN are to retain their current TINs.
To check whether you already have a TIN, proceed to www.fctirs.gov.ng, click on find TIN on our E-service menu or visit https://tin.jtb.gov.ng to verify your TIN.
“Please note that BVN is now compulsory for individual TIN request and a valid CAC registration number for non-individual request,” the statement informed.