TIN verification in Nigeria - 3 easy ways

TIN verification in Nigeria - 3 easy ways

The process of applying for a TIN is complicated by itself. However, even after you’ve received your tax payer number, there’s one more task that needs to be done. “What is that?” You may ask. The validation process, of course! If you’d like to learn the process of TIN number verification in Nigeria, you can find the information below!

TIN number verification in Nigeria

How to verify TIN number in Nigeria

The tax identification number is a mandatory document for all Nigerian citizens. Issued at the FIRS office, this number holds all the tax payment information of an individual or a company. The process of getting a TIN number in Nigeria consists of several stages.

First, you have to collect all the necessary documents. Next, you have to apply for the TIN in your nearest FIRS branch and pay the required fees. And finally, you need to verify your TIN online. While you can find dozens of guides on the first few steps, the TIN validation process is, at often times omitted. We’ll try to undo this injustice.

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Let’s say you have already done all the paperwork and applied for the tax payer number. You’ve waited for the required ten days, or if you’re unlucky for a month or two, and finally got your TIN. Now it’s time to verify it. And here’s an easy, straightforward guide on how to do it:

Online TIN number verification

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Visit the appropriate page on the FIRS primary site

Next, you can choose between the three available options.

TIN number verification using the TIN search option

  1. Pick the Tax Identification Number line like in the picture below;
  2. Write down your newly-issued number;
  3. Type in the symbols you see in the Captcha image;
  4. Click the red “Search” bar.
TIN number verification window

TIN number verification using the CAC search option

  1. Pick the CAC Registration Number line like in the picture above;
  2. Write down your Corporate Affairs number combined with the two-letter code;
  3. Type in the secret symbols you see on the image;
  4. Click the red “Search” bar.

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TIN number verification using the Phone Number option

  1. Pick the Registered Phone Number line like in the picture that you can see above;
  2. Write down the phone number you used when you were applying for the TIN;
  3. Type in the secret symbols you see on the image;
  4. Click the red “Search” bar.
TIN number verification success

No matter which option you choose, you’ll receive a confirmation of a successful validation.

Now you have a firm grasp on how the TIN validation process works and can verify it both as an individual and a company representative. Be sure to share this article with people who might benefit from learning this information!

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Source: Legit.ng

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