​​Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

A TIN is a unique ten digit identifying number allocated by Uganda Revenue Authority to prospective Taxpayers to enable them meet their tax obligations. The TIN is a legal requirement and it applies to all taxpayers regardless of their tax transactions.

BENEFITS.pngWhy do you need  a TIN?

It enables you to:

  1. Import or export goods within and out side Uganda.

  2. Claim tax benefits that accrue to you e.g. tax refunds etc.

  3. Access bank loans for amounts above 50 Million shillings.

  4. Acquire a trading license from KCCA..

  5. Register your Motor Vehicle First time Motor Vehicle Registration

  6. Process land transactions above 50 Million Shillings.

 1 CAUTION.pngCaution

  • URA is not responsible for any monies paid for services indicated as FREE.

  • Always submit necessary physical documents with relevant attachments to selected service centre to avoid delays and inconveniences.

  • URA will send your password and other communication to the email address provided on your application form.

  • URA is not liable to any fraudulent activities that may arise from:

    • Sharing your email address passwords with other parties.

    • Declaration of emails addresses that do not belong to the applicant.

  • Always submit correct and accurate information on the application form to avoid delays or inconveniences.

Access user guides for TIN registration below:


Non- Individual​
Limited Company


Diplomatic Missions

Government Institutions and Funded Projects

Local Authorities

NGOs and CBOs

Guides on Filling in and submitting Annexures for the different Tax types

Annexure for VAT Registration

Annexure for LED Registration

Annexure for GBPT Registration

Related Service Guides:

Getting Help after Acquiring a TIN