The Uganda Revenue Authority has made changes to the current application form of the Tax Identification Number (TIN). The communication was made by Ian Rumanyika the URA acting assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate Affairs.
Rumanyika added that this was done to improve the experience of customers and also adhere to the changes that were made in the tax system as well as technology and business environment.
He also added that the new system which is web based will offer simple and user-friendly features. It will replace the MS Excel form which renders the process more faster and convenient.
He also noted that the enhanced TIN application process was to start with sole TIN applications by converting the present TIM application form from an MS Excel template to a web format to support an improved taxpayer experience.
“The URA and NIRA systems have been synchronised to validate and auto-populate particulars like the name, surname, gender, first name, middle name, citizenship and date of birth once a National Identification Number (NIN) has been provided by the applicant,” Rumanyika stated.
Rumanyika further explained that for TIN applicants who have businesses will have their processing more simplified.
This is URA and URSB systems have been joined which will allow business details to flow easily at once after the client available the business registration number.
He also explained how taxpayers will no longer have to print, sign off and deliver the signed terms and conditions forms to the nearby URA centres regarding the online sign off as has been the case.
They will instead accept their agreement by ticking terms and conditions option on the form.
Employees who are applying for TINs will only provide their employer’s TIN which will avail the necessary details.
The TIN application service is still available, under e-services link on the URA web portal www.ura.ug