How To Apply For A Tin Number Online In Uganda

What is a tin number?

A Taxpayer Identification Number is an identifying number used for tax purposes in and in other countries under the Common Reporting Standard.

How To Apply For A Tin Number Online In Uganda

Below are the best ways you can apply for a tin number online in Uganda

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Visit
  3. Scroll down to segment with a blue background then select Download online forms.
  4. A new page will open, click on DT 1001 under e-form. This will download the TIN application/registration form.
  5. Save the template with the particular system name ( do not try to rename the file).
  6. Before filling out the template, enable macros by following the instructions provided on the sheet labeled help, on the form (template) you have downloaded.
  7. Fill in the forms, especially all areas marked with the red star * under different sheets; Section A-C, Section D-E, Section F-H, Schedule 1-4, and Schedule 5-6.
  8. After filling in the required information, save it and click on Validate found at the bottom of the sheet Schedule 5-6.
  9. Save the upload file.
  10. Prepare to upload the e-file.
  11. Log onto the web portal.
  12. Click on e-services from the menu.
  13. Choose the type of registration preferred for instance register TIN as an Individual or Non-Individual or Group Registration.
  14. Another page will open, tap the select drop-down icon and choose new form.
  15. Enter applicant name and tap on Choose File and select the upload file from the location you saved it. Type the letters and numbers in the box.
  16. Click the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
  17. Tap the upload button. Then click on Submit button.
  18. The e-acknowledgment receipt and all application information will be generated. Print it out.
  19. Present the receipt, signed terms and conditions papers, 2 passport photos, and national identification card to the DT / URA offices near you within 10 days for acknowledgment, TIN approval, and generation.
  20. Then finally, you will receive a TIN certificate.

How long does it take to get a TIN number in Uganda?

The process can take between 3 and 30 days depending on what part of the country you live in.

When you submit your application the Uganda Revenue Authority representative will tell you when it should be ready.

What are the documents required for TIN number in Uganda?

Below are the needed documents to apply for a tin number in Uganda

Any two of the following identification documents: National ID, NSSF Card, Passport, Employee ID, Voters Card, Drivers Permit, Work Permit, Village Identity Card. 

Current Bank Statement (Past 90 days), Visa, Diplomatic Foreign Affairs ID, Financial Card, Refugee ID.