How to verify TIN number online, this is how to recover and retrieve lost or forgotten TIN. If you lost your TIN (Tax ID Number), do not worry for you can retrieve it anytime without going to the BIR office.
Some people want to verify TIN number by name in the Philippines online or simply verify from the BIR online but that service is not yet possible. We hope the BIR will make an online feature of easy TIN verification soon.
How to Verify TIN Online from BIR
I lost and misplaced a copy of my TIN recently and I needed it for banking purpose. I did not memorize it and I knew I have forgotten to keep another note of it. I was searching for how to verify, check, and recover lost TIN online and was brought to the website link of BIR TIN Verification System. Unfortunately, retrieving TIN online of that link is a dead link, not yet working or apparently not yet in service.
Take note that we are only allowed ONE (1) TIN for life. The BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) in the Philippines strictly forbids having more than one TIN by taxpayers. So if ever you forgot or lost your tax ID number, you must not get or register another one to avoid major problems on your personal business profile. Instead, you must recover and verify your TIN from the BIR.
How to Verify, Recover Lost TIN from the BIR?
There are 3 ways to get back your lost or forgotten TIN. I will list them according to reliability, fastest and easiest way.
1. By calling BIR Hotline
Call BIR hotline at 981-8888. Follow the voice prompt. You have to press the corresponding number to Verify TIN. You must prepare your complete name, birthdate and your address to verify your tax ID number.
2. By going to your BIR RDO
By going to your BIR RDO (BIR Regional District Office) and verify it at the taxpayers general services section. You have to show your valid ID in this case.
3. By verifying your TIN online
The BIR have a link for TIN Verification Online called eReg TIN Query but it is only allowed to be used by authorized parties. The eReg TIN query provides basic information about taxpayers, which includes the name, address, birthdate, TIN, and RDO code.