How To Obtain / Register New TIN Number Online From Uganda Revenue Authority

Uganda Revenue Authority TIN Number Application This tutorials covers every detail about acquiring a new TIN Number in Uganda. Reading it takes you through the entire step by step guide and procedure to follow in order to register, apply and obtain a personal or business tax identification number from URA. Whether you are applying for a personal (individual), a company (non-individual) or group TIN Number, this post is your complete guide.

Like we all know, a Tax Identification Number is mandatory for any one including company’s and organizations who wants to meet his or her tax obligations as required by the Ugandan Laws. And it is the work of URA, the government agency, to issue such TIN’s to both individuals, businesses and organizations.

What is a tin number Uganda?

In Uganda currently, a TIN is a unique 10 digit number which URA issues to individuals and non-individuals (business, company, etc) for tax purposes. Such taxes include but not limited to motor vehicle registration taxes, Import and Export taxes, Income tax, Value Added Taxes (VAT), Company Taxes, Operational Taxes and many others. It should be noted that the new numerical format (10001010XX) replaced the older series of P-XX-1XXXXXX which were being used in the past years.

If you have been wondering, and or still on how to go about acquiring, making or getting a new TIN number in Uganda, all you need is to follow the following below procedures below so as to have URA TIN application created instantly online.

Requirements for getting a Tin number in Uganda

– Should be applied through URA Portal.
– 2 photocopies of the different identity cards eg National ID, Driving Permit, passport etc.
– Working (active) email address and phone number (read how to get an email address free).
– Computer and internet connection.
– Copy of your business registration certificate(if you do business).
– Copy of your employer Tin (if you are employed).
– Copy of company registration in case of company.
– TIN Numbers of company directors in case of company
– MS Office with Excel installed on your computer (read how to enable Macros in MS excel here).

Online application for Tin number in Uganda – steps and procedures

1. Visit URA web portal, scroll down to “download online forms” and click eForm DT-1001 for individual or DT-1002 for non-individual and save the download on your computer e.g Desktop. This is available under forms & templates for E-Registration.

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Download DT TIN registration eForms2. Using MS EXCEL, open the downloaded file DT-1001 or DT-1002and enable Macros. Fill in the entire form with the correct details from start to end. Read how to enable Macros in MS excel here.

Fill in the downloaded TIN application form3.  Click validate so the system can automatically check if your application form is free from errors. When no errors found, click generate upload file and save it to the location of your choice, usually same folder where the downloaded form was saved.

Click generated upload file

Uploading TIN application form on URA Portal

1. Visit URA portal, click eServices and again on individual registration for individual, Non-individual registration for companies and or Group Registration.

Uploading tin application forms

2. From the drop down list, select new form and browse the generated upload file. Enter application name, given letters and agree to terms. Click upload and wait for the acknowledgment number.

Submit uploaded tin application forms

Well done! Once you successful upload your tin number application on Uganda revenue authority web portal, you will be emailed with the submitted forms which you can print either by immediately after uploading the files, and or print using the print submitted forms feature on the portal.

The online printed forms must be submitted to the nearest URA branch office or to the exact location where your application will be processed depending on the Reference number eg for example Kampala South (located at Old Kampala Mosque), BW-Kampala North (located in Bwaise Mulago Kalerwe Round-about), NA-Nakawa (located towards MUBS), CR-Central offices (located at crested towers) and many other points.

Please note that depending on the documents you selected during form filling for example your ID’s and any other, you should submit the printed hard copies along with those attachments since failure might lead to your tin number application form being rejected.

And once you are verified, you will be issued a New Tin Number and you will be able to pay your taxes easily. Call or Whatsapp me 0752009001 for private express help.

Written by KWS Adams

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  1. halo Adam,i have tried to register for an individual tin and after filling A-Ci do validate but am getting an error notification. i have failed to fill in or correct the error

    • The best way is to ask your employer their TIN. If you are talking of logging into it, then they will need to give you permission since they are the ones knowing the password.

    • A Tin number is free of charge. Certain costs like internet, printing and photocopying may only apply for as long as you are able to do the entire process by yourself.

  2. Hello Admin.

    Someone helped me get a TIN and am not sure what email they used. Am now finding trouble accessing my portal.

    What can I do to amend the details to indicate my personal email.

    Thank you.

  3. I forgot my tin number which I got from old Kampala (Kampala south) in 2014. it is my wish that you remind me the tin number

  4. Hello
    my new employers requires a print out of my TIN. I have the Tin but forgot my password.
    How can i access this information

    • You can’t make a print out of the TIN. Let me assume you are referring to the TIN certificate right? All you need is simple. Visit any URA branch office near you and they will print you the TIN certificate. And don’t forget to reset your TIN password for ease of access just in case you need to.

    • Thanks meddie for the comment. Please note that you will need to Visit any URA branch office, give them your TIN number and they will print you the certificate of registration.

  5. Hi, am Ruth so i successfully completed the excel form and up loaded it and got confirmation messages. But i just realized that i made a mistake on my trading center name say i “Kibumbior” instead of “Kibumbiro”. How do i go about editing it. will it have any implications in the future.

  6. I am a non-resident NGO director. Our organization has been instructed that all Directors (even non-resident) need a TIN for a tax clearance certificate from URA. Is this true? There is no provision for a non-resident address on the TIN application.

  7. Hi m trying to get a tin number for my company, now what I don’t understand should I download individual or non individual

  8. Am Namugga Florence Agaba,I got my tin Number but I didn’t print out the certificate,How do I get a tin Certificate?

  9. hello ura, I tried to upload my filled sheets but it tells me that the sheets ate different, which other link do I use to upload the forms. thank you

  10. hello, I tried to register for my tin but whenever I try to upload the sheets, it tells me its a different one. which other way do I upload the sheets.

  11. In the process of registering for an e log book I converted net weight of my car to Kilos from Tonnes -1730000 instead of 1730 so I received an error message requesting to go to URA, can’t I re-submit with the correct information instead of going to the URA office since this is a digital error?????

    Your immediate response will be highly appreciated.

  12. hello
    the password that was sent to me by email from ura doesnot correspond with the tin,have tried reseting its not working. how do i get another password?

  13. Thanks for educating us on this vital info.My request to you, help me to find out if my log book for motor cycle no UEK 671B is ready.

  14. Thank you so much Mr Adams. Just coming back here to appreciate the work you did for me. Besides this blog post and how you explained, you helped me get my TIN number hassle free. Yes, I never knew you but my heart trusted you, and which is why I am well satisfied with whatever you do. I was able to transfer my vehicle and now am okays. Thanks again, may God bless you.

  15. i have applied for TIN for personal but have been issued with Ticket number is that a TIN number or something else am too confused now
    i shall be very happy if im sorted

      • Hi there, I would like to import a car it is BMW X5 model 2003 engine size 2979cc and it a 3.0L, please could let me know how much it will cost me. thank you.

        • You can be able to recover your forgotten URA TIN number if you access the web portal and follow the recovery guidelines. You must be knowing the information you used when creating the Account eg your email, and other details. Just try that out and you will be emailed your TIN.

            • In order to recover your URA Tin number details, you will need to use the forgot password link located on the URA portal. Enter the ID and security answer. If you dont remember the security answer as well, then use the forgot security answer, enter your TIN as ID and your email. Follow prompts sent to your email and you will be done.

  16. Hello, thanks for your advices! Is it possible to get a TIN with a toursit VISA? Do i have to be a permanent resident?
    I plan to buy a motorbike in Uganda, register it at my name (that’s why I need a TIN), and drive south to south africa.


  17. Hullo I live out of uganda.I visited a few weeks ago and bought a car but I happened to leave before I could do my transfer of names on log book from previous owner to mine.I do not have a Tim number either.I left the originals log book and receipt I bought with the car with my sister.can my sister be able to get me a Tim number and complete all transfer for me.smh

  18. In 2004 when applying for a driving permit, I paid a fee of 33,000/= to Revenue and was issued with a bank payment form and pay in slip. After payments, I was also issued a TIN number P04-3077-0629-S this was done at makindye revenue branch. Is this tin still valid.

    • Banura Christopher Ruyooka, those old TIN number formats were phased out long ago. You should visit any URA branch and see what they can do for you before you can apply for a new TIN number.

  19. URA should make application of individual TIN faster imagine one takes the whole day waiting and finally told to come the next day, yet the place is far

  20. Thanks for the marvelous posting about URA and the TIN Number! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you continue your great writing, have a nice weekend!

  21. how can i register and get tin from ura as a civil servant in kisoro since internet cafe operators are too expensive.

  22. Thank you document processor my my TIN. I took me 2 days through you to get my Uganda revenue authority tax payer identification number. I am impressed by your work. I contacted you after reading here and I am glad you are legitimate. I can recommend them for any one who want an instant TIN number in Uganda.

  23. I registered for a tin but I failed to get tile to verify my documents …nd I got a mail that my requested was rejected. What can I do?

  24. Hi Adams, Do you have filled TIN application for reference purpose. I need to fill TIN application and bit difficult. Please help me. If you can please send the filled application to my office e mail address – T hank You in advance

  25. Hallo, need help with my tin registeation, did register properly but was sent an email that my application is rejected and did not understand why yet I badly need it. Plsease help on what I should do

    • Moris, you can get a TIN number even when you aren’t within and many have gotten them. You will need a help of an agent who will do work for you. Check your email from some message from me with some recommendations.

  26. There is one thing that has complicated transactions with URA. That’s ONLINE payments and the rests of other transactions. It’s not that every one is a computer literate. Provide for us an alternative.


  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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?

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

  33. 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.

    • 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

    • 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.

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

  37. 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

    • 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.

  38. 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

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  43. 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,

  44. 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..

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  47. 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)?

  48. 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..

  49. Hello,

    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.


    • 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

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

    Call 0752009001 for a reliable service.

  51. 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  53. 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?

  54. 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

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

  56. 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

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

  58. 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?

  59. 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

    • 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.

  60. 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

    • 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.

  61. 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.

    • 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.

  62. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

  63. 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?

    • 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.

  64. 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?

    • 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..

    • 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.

    • 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.

  65. 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?

    • 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.

  66. 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.

    • The earlier you send in your documents, the earlier the the time you get the TIN done. In case you feel stranded, call 0752009001 for an expertize help.

  67. Hi,
    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.

  68. 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

    • 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.

  69. 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)

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