​​​​​​​Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

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

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  1. URA will send an Auto notification of the receipt of your application upon submission.
  2. For applications without VAT, we aim to notify you of your TIN or a decision on your registration application within 2 working days of receiving all the necessary information.
  3. For applications with VAT, we aim to notify you of the proposed inspection/interview date within 3 working days which you can consent to or defer to a more convenient one.
  4. After inspection, we aim to notify you of your TIN or decision on your registration application within 21 working days.

Cost of the Service: FREE​

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It enables you to:

  1. Import or export goods within and outside 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 license from any Government Agency.

  5. Register your Motor Vehicle First-time Motor Vehicle R​egistration

  6. Process land transactions above 50 Million Shillings.

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

  • Always submit necessary physical documents with relevant attachments to the 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:



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

Annexure for VAT Registration

Annexure for LED Registration

Annexure for GBPT Registration