THE Bureau of Internal Revenue is encouraging taxpayers who would like to inquire or validate their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to make use of the bureau’s TIN Verifier (TINver) Mobile App instead of personally going to the district offices.
The TINver app is an alternative service channel for taxpayers to send online TIN validation and TIN inquiry using their mobile phones during working days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TIN validation is for taxpayers who already have a copy of their TINs and want their respective TINs verified while TIN inquiry is for taxpayers who forgot their TINs.
“You may avail of our TIN verification service at the comfort of your homes. This way you will be able to lessen the possibility of getting infected with COVID-19 and at the same time help the BIR offices continue serving the public amid the uncertain threat of coronavirus disease. Through this app, we hope to maintain a manageable crowd of taxpayers transacting in our offices every day for the safety of both our valued taxpayers and our frontliners,” said BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay.
To successfully validate, the mobile app requires the user to input the complete name, birthdate, address, civil status and spouse name (if applicable), and take a selfie together with a valid government-issued ID.
The development of the TINver app is part of the Bureau’s ongoing efforts under its digital transformation program. It was officially launched through the issuance of a memorandum circular.
The TINver app is available for download via Google Play Store for Android users. It will also soon be available in App Store for iOS users. Taxpayers with no access to said mobile service can still inquire or validate their TINs at Revenue District Offices.