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How to Recover Lost or Forgotten TIN (Tax Identification Number) in Philippines?

Due to your busy lifestyle, you might forget your TIN (Tax Identification Number) or you might lost a copy of it.

And here you are, you need your TIN. Here are two (2) simple options you need to do to recover or get your TIN:
Recover Lost TIN in Philippines

Option 1

Using your phone, you can call BIR Contact Center (02) 981-8888. A BIR representative will answer your call. Get ready to answer some few questions for identity verification. Please be polite upon talking to the BIR representative. BIR has strict rules on taxpayer confidentiality.

Option 2

Go to a nearest BIR Revenue District Office (RDO). If you do not know where your BIR office is, ask your neighbors or friends. They'll be happy to answer your simple question "Where's the BIR office?". Remember to bring a valid ID (Government-issued ID's or company ID). And also bring any of your supplementary ID's (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc.) just for sure. BIR may need these documents for identity verification. Remember, BIR has strict rules on taxpayer's confidentiality.

How Important TIN is?

TIN is used for tax purposes. Some banks may require it. LTO requires it especially for applying for Professional Driver's License. A stock broker may require it if you want to invest in stocks. When you establish a business with proper permit, TIN is required. The BIR uses your TIN to document and file every tax you pay.


As of this date, BIR has no online retrieval or online recovery of TIN. Online recovery of TIN will truly speed-up the transactions and can save manpower and money.
Do you want BIR to implement TIN online recovery? What do you think?

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Esther A. Revilla   (20 July 2018 6:55 AM)
Nawala at nakalimutan ko po ung tin number ko mam/sir...please paki verify po...salamat
Name:Esther a. Revilla
Phone #:09106780309

Esther A. Revilla   (20 July 2018 6:41 AM)
Have a good day sir/maam...gusto ko sana malaman ang tin number ko kasi nawala at nakalimutan ko ang tin number ko...please...

michael morales aquino   (17 July 2018 2:33 PM)
hi sir/madam pwede ko po ba malaman tin # ko nawawala lang po ang card ko at isa po ako ofw. maraming salamat po.

Genesis R. fernando   (17 July 2018 8:44 AM)
Good day, Can you verify my TIN #? I lost my copy of it. Genesis R. Fernando Birthday: January 27 1998

Jordan Maoi Borer Abeto   (14 July 2018 2:31 PM)
I forgot my TIN number can you please send me my TIN number.
Name: Jordan Maoi Borer Abeto
Birthdate: September 21, 1997
Thanks in advance

Lannie G. Oteda   (14 July 2018 7:14 AM)
Good Morning maam!
I just want to verify my tin number. I am Lannie Gonzales Oteda, birthday November 29, 1995. Thank you!

Melanie B. Quijano   (13 July 2018 9:33 AM)
Sir, ma'am,
Hi have a good day. I just want to veriry my tin.id number. I am MelanIe B. Quijano, birthday june 6,1978...

mursimar kursid   (12 July 2018 6:42 PM)
please sir paki verify naman yung TIN # ko ito poh yong pangalan ko
name: mursimar kursid
Birthdate: july 13/1982

albert de villa   (12 July 2018 6:35 AM)
Sir i need to verify if i have a record from my previous company.
My name sir
Albert Macatangay De Villa
July 1,1990
ty in advance.

Gringo G. Guira   (10 July 2018 11:09 PM)
I forgot my TIN number please send me my TIN number. Here all below my details.

Birthday: December 22, 1989
Name: Gringo G. Guita

Christian Jerome Venturina   (10 July 2018 4:02 PM)
I forgot my tin number

Reynard Mangyao   (06 July 2018 6:30 PM)

DECEMBER 08, 1993

Reynard Mangyao   (06 July 2018 6:28 PM)
please Help Me To Recover My TIN # Please Help Me Tnx

raphael mangadap   (06 July 2018 5:44 AM)
how to recover forgotten TIN number online

Dennis Soquiño   (01 July 2018 5:57 PM)
i forgoty T.I.N Number how to know it through online

Maricel L. Silverio   (28 June 2018 1:17 PM)
i forget my tin number and i dont have TIN ID

Albert lumanlan castro   (27 June 2018 10:42 AM)
I forgot my tin number, How to know it to verify?

Ralo Pillazo   (25 June 2018 3:39 PM)
I forgot my tin number

rachelle aceldo   (22 June 2018 5:24 PM)
Hi ! I’m one of those who forgot their TIN #. I’ve tried to call them but the line’s always busy. I am working in Singpore is there any possible way to settle it through online ?

Princess Rojanna Marquez   (18 June 2018 3:21 PM)
Good day!

Hoping that you are having a wonderful day. Is it possible that I can retrieve my TIN number? I forgot my TIN number. Please do help me. Here are some pieces of information that might help.

NAME: Princess Rojanna S. Marquez
ADDRESS: Kabacan, North Cotabato
BDATE: March 01, 1993

Hoping for your response. Thank you so much!


jesus Ocray Pan   (17 June 2018 7:23 PM)
Pano po ma re retrieve ang aking nawalang tin number? nawala po wallet ko few year ago. OFW po ako.

Richard Michael R. Padilla   (17 June 2018 2:58 PM)
I want know my TIN number.. Nag pa transfer na po ako ng number from Makati to Odiongan, Romblon.. Please help

Salvador Lachica   (15 June 2018 8:45 AM)
Good day to all, isa po akong ofw at gusto ko pong ma retrieve yung dati kong TIN number please help me po. Thanks po.

richard t. elizagaque   (13 June 2018 3:58 PM)
i lost my tin id card i dont remember my tin number how can i recover my tin number

jennifer liwanag   (11 June 2018 9:41 AM)
pano po malalaman ung tin id number kase walang binigay na id nung nagtratrabaho pa ako sila na din kc naglakad ng mga papers ko nun..thank u sana may response about my concerned

Erica Lalic   (08 June 2018 1:47 PM)
how to recover forgotten tin number?

Romulo, JR B. Lamson   (08 June 2018 9:46 AM)
Good day,

Panu ko po ba makukuha yung lost TIN ID ko?

Danilo Bartolome   (08 June 2018 7:47 AM)
Hindi ko na po mahanap yung TIN no. ko. hindi ko na rin makita yung ID.

Josephine Tobias   (07 June 2018 9:31 AM)
Makakkuha po ba ako ng TIn no. Lahit po ako pilipinas? Pano po.

Josephine Tobias   (07 June 2018 9:29 AM)
Pano po kumuha ng TIN no. Or pwd po ba ako kumuha ng TIn no. Kahit wala po ako sa pilipinas?

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