Procedure for Obtaining a TIN - Information

Persons who require a Taxpayer Identification Number must visit the GRA's Headquarters at 200-201 Camp Street, Georgetown or any GRA Regional Office. 

Individuals applying for a TIN, must submit the following documents:

First Application: G$1,000.00
Reprint Application: G$5,000.00

Processing Time: Two (2) working days

  • An original and a copy of a valid form of identification (Passport, National Identification Card, or  National Insurance Scheme Card);
  • Original and copy of Proof of address (utility bills, bank statement or any mail received via post) and;
  •      A completed TIN application form.

NOTE: If the proof of address is not in the applicant's name, the person to whom such statements applies, must provide a valid copy of identification and a testimony form. Additionally, no cost is attached to re-print applications for change of name/address.

On the other hand, if you are applying for a TIN in a Company's Name, you must provide:

First Application: G$1,000

Reprint Application: G$5,000

NOTE: In the case of a partnership, a valid form of identification is required for each partner.

 

Requirements for Non-Governmental Organisations applying for a TIN:

First Application: G$1,000

Reprint Application: G$5,000

  • A copy of the Registration Certificate (Friendly Society Act) from the Ministry of Human Services
  •     A valid form of identification from two (2) Trustees providing that they are not already in possession of an Individual TIN
  •     A completed Company TIN Application Form.

Requirements for the application of TIN for a Partnership Business:

NOTE: Partnerships generally are not required to apply for a TIN, unless applying for a Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration. In which case, the following documents must be provided:

First Application: G$1,000

Reprint Application: G$5,000

  •     A copy of the Business Registration
  •     A valid form of identification from all Partners providing that they are not already in possession of an Individual TIN
  •     A completed Company TIN Application Form and VAT Application Form.

Requirements for the application of TIN for Sole Traders:

First Application: G$1,000

Reprint Application: G$5,000

NOTE: Sole Traders are not required to register for a Company TIN. As such, your Individual TIN can be used to register the business TIN.However, if you are not in the possession of an Individual TIN, then you are required to provide the following documents:

  • A copy of the Business Registration
  •      A valid form of identification  providing that you are not already in possession of an Individual TIN
  •       Original and copy of Proof of Address