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How to Obtain Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Inland Revenue … 1 Obtain the application form for taxpayer registration from your nearest IRD … Select Individual Local under Registration type. 2 …. Registration as a Taxpayer and issuing of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

Procedure

  1. To obtain a Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN), applicants will need to go to Inland Revenue’s Taxpayer Service Unit (TSU) or any regional office. Applications are accepted from 8:30 a.m. till 4:15 p.m.
  2. Obtain an application from the officer in charge.
  3. Complete and submit the form together with these following documents:
    1. If an Individual Business or partnership:
      i. Certificate of the business registration.
      ii. Photocopy of the National Identity Card of the owner/partners
    2. If Limited Company Registered Under Companies Act 7 of 2007
      i. Articles of Association
      ii. Certification of Registration
      iii. Form 1 certified by Register of Companies.
      iv. Form 40, Form 41
    3. Commercial invoice and Bill of Lading for the purpose of import activities.
    4. In case of Export activities, Export License issued by Export Development Board.
    5. Note: Photocopies of all the documents requested should be furnished with the application.
  4. Your application will processed immediately. And if everything is in order the Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) will be issued right away.

Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • If an Individual Business or partnership:
    i. Certificate of the business registration.
    ii. Photocopy of the National Identity Card of the owner/partners
  • If Limited Company Registered Under Companies Act 7 of 2007
    i. Articles of Association
    ii. Certification of Registration
    iii. Form 1 certified by Register of Companies.
    iv. Form 40, Form 41
  • Commercial invoice and Bill of Lading for the purpose of import activities.
  • In case of Export activities, Export License issued by Export Development Board.


Note: Photocopies of all the documents requested should be furnished with the application.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue Building,
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,
P.O. Box 515
Colombo 02.


Mr. D. R. S. Hapuarachchi
Telephones:+94 11 2 135135
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 337777
Email:cgir@sltnet.lk

Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU)

1st? Floor,
Inland Revenue Department
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha
Colombo 02

Contact Details:

Senior Commissioner
Tel: 011-213 4170

Commissioner
Tel: 011- 213 4171
Fax: 011-232 8702???


Metropolitan and Regional Offices

Eligibility

Those who are liable to pay income tax, value added tax (VAT), Optional VAT, NBT, Economic Service Charges (ESC). Pay as you earn tax (PAYE) and stamp Duty or should be Importer/Exporter.


Who may submit the application:

  • In case of Particular business, the owner.
  • In case of a partnership, one of the partners.
  • In case of a company, the director.

Note: You may appoint another person to apply for the procedure on your behalf, he should submit a proper letter of authority.

Processing Time

Your application will processed immediately. And if everything is in order the Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) will be issued right away.

Need for the Document

This procedure provides information on how you can obtain a Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN) in Sri Lanka.

Information which might help

Taxpayer Service Unit(TSU)

The Taxpayer Services Unit provides necessary guidance and services to taxpayers and general public, as well.

The main activities of the Taxpayer Service Unit:

  • Issuing Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
  • Registration for PAYE Tax.
  • Registration for Nation Building Tax.
  • Issuing temporary VAT Certificates.
  • Issuing Income Tax Clearance Certificate for non-taxpayers (Migrants).
  • Issuing permit for Duty Concessionary motor vehicle.
  • Sales of Department Publications.
  • Taxpayer awareness and Public relations. ?????

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