Uganda Revenue Authority TIN Registration (Tax Identification Number) Registration Process

How To Register A New Tin Number In Uganda? Steps to follow in the entire process? A TIN Number which is known as the Tax Identification Number is a number which is used by Tax Payers when it comes to paying things like government taxes for example motor vehicle registration taxes, insurance taxes, Import and Export taxes, Value Added Taxes (VAT), Company Taxes, Operational Taxes and many others, and is worldwide.

Each country has a Tax body which is known to handle such Tax related things for example the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for Uganda, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for Kenya, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) for United States and many others, and of which these institutions are set up by the laws of the corresponding governments.

In Uganda, the URA is a government of the republic of Uganda established body which takes on and handles the tax related functions such as tax collections, stamp duty collections and others and is the same organization which is responsible for applications, processing and issuing of the TIN Numbers or the Tax Identification Number. In the few coming lines, you will be able to learn how to go about the whole idea of registering, processing and acquiring your New Tin Number of the new numbered formats for example 1010101010 which did replace the older TIN number series of P-XX-1XX. And which according to the new e-Tax payment services which was adopted by URA recently, every tax payer is required to have the new TIN number and depending on the type of TIN you need to register for example TIN Individual or TIN NON Individual.

URA-TIN Registration Requirements

They include a computer with an internet connection, MS Excel office program installed on your computer, a working email address, a printer and a referee (a person who has an active TIN number of the new type).

TIN Registration Steps

1. Start by downloading DT 1001 Online form for individual or DT-1002 form for Business or company and save it on your computer.

2. Now open MS EXCEL and enable Macros – Check out on How to enable MS Excel Macros. Fill in the forms as required and save the forms in the same format. Now open the URA Portal again and go to eServices.

3. Choose the option you want depending on the forms you downloaded for example individual or non individual. Scroll and select new form in the drop down menu list and upload your filled forms. Now download form DT-1001 Manual. Save the downloaded forms. Fill them with same info.

Upon successfully uploading the forms, you will be sent an auto generated email notifying you how your forms have been successfully submitted after which you should visit any nearest URA offices. For example Kampala South located at Old Kampala Mosque, Kampala North located in Bwaise (Mulago Kalerwe Round about and others like the URA Nakawa and hand in your form DT-1001 Manual forms for verification. And once you are verified, you will be issued a New Tin Number and you will be able to pay your taxes easily. In case you have problems, post a comment below and get help.

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  1. MBOGGA ALEX says:

    Hello URA
    Kindly help me out because i’ve really failed to upload my filled in forms.
    I am in an urgent need of a Tin number but am unable to submit in my forms.
    where could i be wrong????
    Alex Mbogga
    (Phone number removed for privacy)

  2. Mike says:

    Hello and great “how to”

    Do I have to go in person to drop off my copy of forms? can I send a boda instead and have them being my TIN information back?

    Once I have a TIN i will be able to purchase a car or motorcycle and put it in my name s that correct? are there any other issues that come with getting a TIN? I am an expat that wants to buy a motorcycle while Im here but was told It requires a TIN.

    Thank You

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Unfortunately, it is not possible to send a Boda with your application. You need to be there. I have sent you more details in your inbox so please check and ask if you need additional help.

  3. Christian says:

    do you know if there is a public database containing all TIN in Uganda? I’m looking for a way to uniquely identify companies in Uganda.

    Thank you.

  4. Emmanuel Wangwe says:

    How long does it take to acquire a TIN, because i was told from my URA area office that, it will take me three days and yet am really in need of the Number Please help me.

  5. caroline nassamula says:

    I already have a PIN but I have forgotten my password. How can I be helped?


    i already have aTIN number, got my original certificate and lost it. however i would like to print for myself another copy of the certificate using my computer and printer without having to go back to URA. Is it possible and how do i do it and how do it?

    also if i have my tin number written somewhere how do i verify if its correct and belongs to mi without having to go back to URA?

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      For the certificate, you need to go to URA branch and request for another copy.

      And to verify the TIN, visit URA website and try to create an account. You will be prompted with a success or failure which yiu will use to tell your TIN legality.

    • Nnakkedde general supplies limited says:

      Misplaced my certificate, need to print out another copy

      Sam Seremba

  7. Mathias says:

    I am completing the forms but I DON’T have a referee. How can I be assisted?

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      A referee is mandatory. If you don’t have one who has an active TIN number already, then you can will need a TAX agent to help you. Use our contact us page and send an inquiry about that.

  8. RUSOKE TADDEO says:

    How long does one take to recieve an individual TIN number after registration???

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Once your papers have been approved which may take a day or even a week, your TIN is approved instantly. You can call the URA Toll free number for details or send us an email using our contact us page.

  9. nashimolo andrew says:

    Am Nashimolo andrew
    i submitted my details to URA MBALE but its 3months now and i have never got a TIN
    Every time i go to the office
    nobody is concerned

    can i get my TIN via the e mail i submitted?

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      While all new processed TIN owners are notified through email of their TIN, there is no way you can apply for it through email. Since you submitted your forms already, you need to remind them as they are the ones to process them. Alternatively, you can try to re-apply using the instructions on the page..

  10. Tumushabe Rose says:

    New TIN registration

  11. janet says:

    I have failed to upload my file, they keep saying I uploaded the wrong one, yet its the one i filled.

    What do i do?

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Try to repeat the whole procedure and retry uploading. Sometimes its a glitch in the system. If you fail, contact a tax agent for help and or use our contact us page to send an inquiry.

  12. janet says:

    I have failed to upload coz they keep saying that i upload the wrong one . What do i do

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Try to repeat the whole procedure and retry uploading. Sometimes its a glitch in the system. If you fail, contact a tax agent for help and or use our contact us page to send an inquiry.

  13. Nandutu Irene says:

    I have a staff of 17 teachers who are applying for TIN. Can they all use one person as a referee?

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      I guess yes, all your employees can use one referee since the different applications are handled by different personnel. However, it will be a good idea if you call up URA and find out. They got a toll free number.

  14. Andruga Cosmas says:

    Hi. I have been trying to submit TIN application forms online but there is no response either on the URA portal or in my email whether the process is successful or not. If you are to reply to my email, how long does it take?

  15. zahara says:


    what is the difference between non individual and individual?
    thank you.

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Non individual can be for a business, company or anything which is not for personal use. A personal one can be for a single individual. Thanks for the comment Zahara.

  16. nyakahuma says:

    Are there any fees to pay when you need a TIN number and they are there what are there?

  17. KALULE FRANCIS says:

    my tin hasnt bn sent on my email yet i presented every thing needed

  18. KAYIWA CHRIS says:

    how will tin affect public officers and when will the effect begin?Will it affect salaries?

  19. MWEBAZA says:

    I applied for a Tin number last week but I haven’t received any message concerning my Tin number and yet I submitted in all the relevant physical documents.

  20. Hellen says:

    Help us please the teachers in Mayuge district. We have been asked by our headteachers to pay ush. 15,000 to register for TIN numbers. Is n’t this a way of subotaging the registration processes. Please help. Hellen

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      I have no clue on that. May be the fee is for helping in transport and processing. If you cant do that, then process your own TIN by following the procedures above and hand them to the admin of the school. But its time consuming and involves traveling to URA offices and internet usage.

  21. Mubiru Fred Lule says:

    i would request to up date my old Tin no. p99/3047/2485/T

  22. Mubiru Fred Lule says:

    New tin number required.

  23. Mubiru Fred Lule says:

    How can I be helped to get a new Tin number plse.

  24. Obwalinga David says:

    We teachers in Bukedea district have been given up to 17/4/2014 as dead line to submit TIN,yet sevices in Mbale URA branch are not quick for us to beat the dead line,pliz how can we get help? i request you send us forms to our emails so that we print and manually fill then we back througth your email

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      I cant send forms for you. You will need to get access to the internet,visit the ura website, download the forms, fill them, upload them again and submit the hard copy to the URA office.

  25. andrew says:

    my validation is failing yet have filled in all the information

  26. Masika Rogers says:

    i have filled my employers tin but when i try to validate it tells to fill in again in the right formate what is happening?

  27. WAAKO ROBERT says:

    hello thanks for the good work.i would like to the Employers TIN number for Ntoroko District local government.

  28. Apio Cissy says:

    I submitted the forms online but realised i needed to change the address, how can i be helped. Can i submit the hardcopies to any URA office

  29. Turyazayo Asaph says:

    Does it require a fee to get a TIN from an URA office

  30. fred says:

    please clarify me as anew health worker where does TIN help me but I did all de processes well in HOIMA. thanks

  31. Mukooza Charles says:

    I got a TIN in 2008 from Bwaise URA branch. The No. is P08 – 3096 – 0728 – K.
    It it still active or i need to register for another one.
    Quickly advise

  32. Ryeme says:

    My employer needs my TIN number so urgently but am outside the country for study. I have filled and signed the application form (TIN individual). Can i send my workmate to submit my manually filled-signed application form?

  33. elly piwang says:

    How may i convert my old TIN to the new numbers? Or this was automatically upgraded.

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      You have seen how to go about the new TIN not so? Better try URA office and find out. There is nothing like a conversion like it was for Driving Permits. Here you need a new one.

  34. Nabakka says:

    i would like 2 no if this tin number is in the names of Cupscupio Uganda ltd

  35. Nyakaana Isagara says:

    I lost one of my car number Plate, how can i replace it? and how long can this proccess take.

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      You should follow the required procedures. A news in lost and found, a police report, visit URA and submit the forms. Pay and you will apply the duplicate plate.

  36. abaine wilson says:

    i would like to know the importance of TIN number to a civil servant and yet u have been deducting pay as u earn & LS frm their salaries without TIN.

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    Do you Need a DRIVING PERMIT or TIN NUMBER fast? We process TIN numbers and Drivers Licenses in Only 2 days. Everything is legitimate.

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  38. Businge .michael says:

    Can some one get an individual TIN at any revenue office in uganda.

  39. OKECHO FRANCIS says:


    • OKECHO FRANCIS says:


    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      As of today 05/07/14, there is a temporary interference in the URA online services. Try to check back later and make sure that you follow the above procedures. If you find it hard, you can contact a TAX agent who will help you process the TIN within 48 hours on 0752009001

  40. OKECHO FRANCIS says:


  41. Lin says:

    Is the tin related top a tax account?

  42. GODFREY says:


    We are a small NGO and Not for profit Organization and have been operating since 2006 but our donors are asking for a tax exemption certificate.

    I was at URA Nakawa but I was not assisted because people had no idea.

    Please help me out because it is a requirement from our donor, how can our organisation get a tax exemption certificate, which office can I go to please?

    I will be very grateful for your help.


  43. ali says:

    Dear Sir, I am a foreigner on business visa in uganda but before i start my own Imports and Exports i need to register my own company.
    so, can u please recommend me a good consultant who can help me to get registered my company and in the mean time can i get a TIN so i can buy a car or do some other business.

    Thanks and Looking forward for you replay..

  44. Violet says:

    Hello, most of my workmates do not individual TIN and they also feel that it is not necessary for PAYE purposes. Apart from the company TIN, is an individual TIN necessary for PAYE returns. if yes, can we apply for a group of staff at once(by just filling one form)?

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  47. LAKER SHARON says:

    I have tried to register on line for a TIN number and failed each time i submit my registered from i dnt get any notification that it has been recieved or submitted .I have been trying for one month in vain could there be another alternative way of doing it..

  48. sam okidi says:

    dear sir/madam,
    am sam okidi and i would like o appreciate you all for he great work/ easy way for registration online, really that make work easy for the rural peoples.
    well, i have looked alround for a way of how to registered online but i have failed, please kindly direct me to the right page.
    Thank you,

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  53. Pritesh ladwa says:

    I would like to register for a tin number and I don’t know the process and the fee.
    Guide me

  54. Pritesh ladwa says:

    hello URA
    I would like to apply for a tIn number bit don’t knw the process and the fee if it is there.
    How many does it take to get a tin number

  55. Adicha Victor Lawrence says:

    My brother went to URA nakawa Headquarters and some URA employee told him to pay 20,000 so that he gets for him a tin number, is that proper or thats is corruption and why can’t the employer help the employees to get those tin numbers becuase most of the employees find it difficult to get a tin number most especially those who are computer illitrates and others dont have access to computers and internet yet some employers have made it a requirement

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      Your brother might have seen the wrong person. The TIN number is free of charge. If your brother had all the documents, I mean having followed all the steps above, he would have been given a TIN once the documents were approved. It may be that he talked with those Conmen who reside there in the name of helping and or, your brother had not done any step but rather wanted the help of a URA staff.

  56. Twesigye says:

    Thank you. I am twesigye33@yahoo.com and my TIN is in process. How do I get it?

  57. ssentongo says:

    Thank you for the service you render to us, now what are the steps which i can follow to register as taxpayer manually.

  58. ssentongo says:

    What involved in registration like requirements. is it my adress.

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      In order to qualify for a URA TIN, you should provide 2 photocopies (different) of your IDs, your fathers names and mothers names, your address, your email address and phone number.

  59. Nalusiba shamilah says:

    pliz i urgently need a tin number, but i dont know how to go about it if i want to get it through online, pliz help me

  60. Nalusiba shamilah says:

    pliz i urgently need a tin number, but i dont know how to go about it if i want to get it through online what do i have to do, pliz help me

  61. Nalusiba shamilah says:

    pliz send me link which I can use to register for the tin number, i urgently needed it

  62. Akiteng christine says:

    plis send me the link which i can use to register for a tin number


    I need to obtain a TIN. please help me

  64. mike says:

    I got a TIN in 2004, but I have lost my driving permit which had this information, how can I get my TIN urgently, since I buying a motor bike and the yet its a requirement.

    • KWS Adams KWS Adams says:

      The old P series TIN numbers are no longer supported. You should visit any URA branch office and apply for a NEW NUMERIC format TIN. Its should be availed within a few days and which you can use to when buying your motor cycle. You will also be able to replace your Permit assuming its been less than 2 years since you lost it. If you have any problems, you can seek a paid service help from this number +256 752 009001

  65. wkorach francis says:

    hollo URA I have failed completely to uploa and register for TIN, I think i need afull lecture in it. please rescue me.

  66. sharon says:

    I brought my application yesterday for the tin application unfortunately my driving licence as one of the identity is expired I was simply told to bring another. what if I bring another ID will it affect my application, since its a long process to get my driving licence very soon. or do I need to fill in another application with another ID?

  67. James Kato says:

    Hello, I would like to register my company for Taxes, as well as get a personal TIN. How do I go about it. Thank you.

  68. egadu julius says:

    I have got TIN this very year but got no work ,please which procedure can i follow


    I have aTIN number but unfortunately my inbox messages on my mail got deleted so am unable to get it and I had not written it any where ,how will I be able to get it or do I need to apply for another one.


    I would like to renew my driving permit, how do I go about.


    how do I get details of my tin

  72. hellen says:

    yesterday I submitted in my forms for tin number. in the evening I received message that my application has been rejected. what can I do should I apply again . I need your help coz I need the tin number urgently. thanks





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