URA Online TIN Registration Process Further Eased.
Written by Derrick Asaba on June 15, 2021
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has made fresh adjustments in the web-based Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) application form making the whole process easier to work on.
These changes, URA has executed, in a bid to improve the experience of their clients and attend to the changes in the tax regime, technology and the business environment.
According to the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Public and Corporate Affairs URA, Ian M. Rumanyika, the new web-based form offers a simplified process replacing the existing MS Excel-based form which guarantees a faster and more convenient process.
“The improved TIN application process has started with the individual TIN applications by converting the current TIN application form from MS Excel template into a web form to facilitate a better taxpayer registration experience,” Rumanyika noted.
Rumanyika however, advised taxpayers that TIN applicants are no longer required to photocopy their National IDs and attach the same to their application. “The URA and National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) systems have been synchronized to validate and auto-populate particulars like the Name, Middle name, Citizenship and Date of birth once a National Identification Number (NIN) has been provided by the applicant,” he said.
Further still, Rumanyika highlighted the new features in the individual TIN Application form as;
TIN applicants with businesses, the URA and Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) system have been synchronized to allow for auto-population of business details like the business name once the Business Registration Number (BRN) has been provided by the taxpayer.
TIN applicants will no longer have to print, sign off and deliver the signed terms and conditions form to the nearest URA office in physical copy as has been the case. They will instead acknowledge their agreement with the terms and conditions by ticking the terms and conditions agreement tab.
TIN applicants who are employed will only have to provide their employer’s TIN and details about their employer will be auto-populated.”
In addition to this, Rumanyika noted that one will need to have a Unique email and upload of attachments, no documents are required if the applicant has a valid NIN/BRN, and there has been a removal of Referee and alternative contact person details.
He further acknowledged the collaboration URA has had with sister agencies of NIRA and URSB in achieving this taxpayer service enhancement milestone. He urged the public to always share feedback with the Authority on how they can further improve their service offering.
The TIN application service is still available, under the e-services link on the URA web portal www.ura.ug