First Job Problems: How Do I Get a Tax Identification Number?


The Tax Identification Number or TIN, and all other government-issued IDs such as your SSS, driver’s license, Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, and so on are all very important. As much as possible, you need to have these ready BEFORE you even begin working. Sadly though, how to get these pertinent IDs and numbers are not taught in school. You need to fumble on your own, maybe tag your Mom along, or, if push comes to shove, trust a fixer. Of course you won’t let it get to that.

So here is a practical guide to help you get your very own TIN. This will be required of you when you land your first job so it is best that you get one now before you get too busy with all the other documentary requirements of your employer.

These are lifted from the website and is focused on Individuals Earning Purely Compensation Income (yes, that’s you!):


Tax Form

BIR Form 1902 – Application for Registration For Individuals Earning Purely Compensation Income, and Non-Resident Citizens / Resident Alien Employee.

Documentary Requirements

  1. PSA Birth Certificate of the applicant or
  2. Passport (in case of non-resident alien not engaged in trade or business);
  3. Waiver of husband on his right to claim additional exemptions, if wife will claim (if you are not married, this does not apply to you);
  4. PSA Marriage Contract, if applicable.
  5. PSA Birth Certificates of declared dependents, if any.

If the husband wants to reacquire from his wife the privilege of claiming the additional exemption for the dependent children, he shall execute a cancellation of the previously-executed waiver of the privilege to claim additional exemptions in favor of his wife, which Notice of Cancellation of Waiver of the Privilege of Claiming the Additional Exemptions shall be filed separately, together with the registration update form, with the RDOs having jurisdiction over the registration of the husband and of the wife.


  1. Accomplish BIR Form 1902 and submit the same together with the documentary requirements to the employer.
  2. The employer shall accomplish the applicable sections of the application form.
  3. Submit BIR Form 1902 to the Revenue District Office (RDO) having jurisdiction over the place of office of the employer where such employee is expected to report for work.


New employees shall accomplish and file the application within ten (10) days from date of employment.


Once you get your TIN, you are officially considered a tax-paying individual and part of your earnings will automatically go to the government’s coffers. Make sure you have a valid TIN before you receive your first month’s salary.

Enjoy the workforce!


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68 thoughts on “First Job Problems: How Do I Get a Tax Identification Number?

  1. Good Day po. Sa daet, cam norte po ako nagparegister ng TIN ko dun din ako kumuha ng TIN ID. Gusto ko pong palitan yung ID kase di po fullname ko ang nilagay kase instead of middle name ko yung nilagay, middle initial lang. Nandito po ako sa Manila, pwede po bang dito ako kumuha ng TIN ID sa ibang branch ng BIR?

  2. hello po ask kolang yung sa birthcertificate ng mama ko yung birthday nia 04 06 1956 ngaun ang ng yari 06 04 1956 nba liktad kya hnd siya mka pag loan ng pag ibig ano po b dpat gawin pra mka pag loan siya?

      1. Thank u’ some posted kasi sabi employer daw dpat hnd personal’ kaya medyo magulo’ but thank to u 👍

  3. Hi, what if may TAX number na po ako pero yung company ko po dati ang kumuha ka di po ako aware kadi di din nman ako nagtagal dun. Panu ko po malalaman yung TAXnumber ko po? Thanks

  4. Paano ko po malalaman kung may TIN NO. na ko? Hindi ko kc alam kung niregister na din ako ng dati kong employer ng TIN ei. Katulad ng ginawa nila sa philhealth. Akala ko wala pa ko philhealth no. Nung nag paregister ako, dun ko lang nalaman na meron na pala akong philhealth.

  5. Useful article , I loved the facts – Does someone know where my assistant could possibly locate a blank Barclaycard RSBK-RYUU-LYHU document to type on ?

  6. Paano po pag wala papo work. Pwd po ba kumuha ng TIN? At ano mga requirements? Married na po. Thank you po sa sagot.

  7. yung kaworkmate ko po wala syang TIN pero kinakaltasan sya ng tax monthly..san po napupunta yun?ok lang po ba wala TIN kapag ganun?

  8. Ganito po ung problem q..last 2012,bago po kmi mgraduate..pinakuha po kmi ng TIN online kumuha kmi, w/out thinking na lifetime n pla pgkakuha ng number pasa agad s istructor tapos wla na..ngaun ngkatrabho klangan ng tin di na maalala ung num..panu b po b un??

  9. Paano po ba malalaman na verified na ang TIN #? May BIR form kase po ako na 2316 year 2002 pa eto.. Kailangan ko po kase ng TIN # para sa networking required po nila kase TIN#. Salamat po sa sasagot 🙂

    1. May TIN # po kase ako last 2002 pa po di ko din alam na lifetime na pala ang TIN# e parang nakailan apply na po kase ako ng TIN# di ko din inaasikaso.. Meron ako dito sa Robinson pa ako work 2316 BIR form pwede po kaya gamitin eto?

  10. Good day! Sa trese marteres cavite po Ako kumuha ng bir and id, andito na po Ako now sa bicol cam.sur, pumunta po Ako sa bir d2 samin ned ko dw po ipa transfer address ko from cavite to bicol den my pina-send sila sakin sa fax na paper bir cavite ndaw bhala magtransfer add.ko, ang tanong ko po qng halmbawa natransfer n nila add.ko anu mga requirements need ko dalhin? Single pa kc record ko don pati s id.

  11. Original Birth cert. Po b kelangan or pwede na kahit xerox copy? Kapag magaaply ng tin number ng walang employer at kun anu pa po kelangan n requirements

  12. Pano po kaya un. may nabigay na po sakin na tin number sa online kaso ang problema po form1901 ung nakalagay pang self employed po un eh. ang dapat daw ay form1902 para sa local employee. yun po kelangan ko eh. panu po kaya gagawin nyan???

  13. I have been working on my company for five years. After 2 or 3 years ko lang nalaman na wala parin pala akong TIN, nakita ko kasi nung binigay na nila ang ITR. Pero kinakaltasan nila ako ng tax. Saan kaya napupunta iyon?

  14. I want to open a bank account but the bank requires a TIN number. i don’t have one since i am not employed yet. Can i apply for a TIN Card?

      1. Meron na po akong tin single p lng po ako . Pano po kaya pachange status lang . Pano po process . S laspinas p kc ako noon kumuha ngaun dito n ko s trece cavite nakatira .. meron dito brach ng bir..

  15. nawala po yung TIn ID card Number ng husband ko paano po ba malalaman yun TIN number nya.may online po ba kayo para malaman kung anong TIN number nya.

  16. @magdalena sabado check the TIN card before you leve the premisses kung my mali, at kung my mali man sa pag kakaencode, sabihan mo ung encoder na mali papalitan naman nila un with correct details. and before na gumawa ng TIN card ang isang employee chinecheck nila ito sa ITS (integrated Tax System) dun malalaman kung anung name and previous address mo thats why nilagay siguro nila ang cebu dahil nakaregister siya dun,. and kung ansa cebu address nya file a transfer 1905 form fax it there sa cebu branch and palipat nalang sa rdo manila. 🙂

  17. papano kong ang nag kamali ay yong nag encode kagaya sa asawa ko yong TIN nya ang nilagay na address sa cebu e di naman sya taga cebu at noong nag register sya ang sinulat nya na address dito sa manila noong tiningnan na sa computer ang nakalagay sa cebu. samantala yong binigay na TIN ID ang nakasulat dito sa manila. kaya ibig sabihin ang nagkamali ay yong nag encode sa computer. kaya dapat sana ang mag ayos nyan yong nag encode sa computer hindi yong kami ang papupuntahin sa cebu malay namin doon di pa nga nakapunta yon sa cebu.

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