How To Register For TIN Online In Ghana

By | May 26, 2020

How To Register For Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online In Ghana.

The Simple Guide To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online In Ghana.

In every country, there are tax payers and Ghana is not exceptional to this — as each and every citizen will be required to get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for making transactions.

We shall be taking you through some of the things one needs to be qualified to apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Ghana.

What Is TIN?

Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique Identification number issued to taxpayers and potential taxpayers.

In Ghana, Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a combination of alphabet and numbers making it eleven (11) characters used as tracking by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). eg. P003794xxx

Register For TIN Online In Ghana

The Tax Identification Number (TIN) comes with receipt after registration which is a “Certificate of Registration” that certifies that one has been duly registered as a taxpayer under the Taxpayers Identification Numbering System Act 2002 (ACT 632) in Ghana.

In U.S, a Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a nine-digit number used as a tracking number by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is required information on all tax returns filed with the IRS.

Uses Of TIN In Ghana

  • For clearing of goods from the Port.
  • For the registration of land titles, interest in land or any related document.
  • For obtaining a business certificate — to start business.
  • For registering Identity cards; Ghana Card, Ghana Passport etc.
  • For opening Bank accounts
  • For obtaining any Tax Clearance Certificate from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Custom Excise and Preventive Service or the Value Added Tax Service

Who is Eligible To Apply For TIN In Ghana?

From Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Tax Identification Number can be acquired by anyone that;

  • Intends to Register A Business/Company at the Registrar-Generals Department
  • Wishes to register a title or any other documentation from any port or factory.
  • Requires a Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Requires A Permit From District Assembly
  • Wishes to clear goods in commercial quantities from the port.
  • Wishes to receive payments from the Controller and Accountant-General Department

Requirements To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) In Ghana

Before you can apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Ghana, you need the following documents to apply;

  • First & Last Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Date Of Birth
  • Gender
  • Street Address/Area
  • City/Town
  • Country

Any of the following identity documents;

You may need a scanned coloured photocopy of any of the following valid identity document (PDF, JPG, JPEG, GIF and not more than 1MB file size) to verify.

For companies willing to register for Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Ghana, you will need documents such as:

  • Certificate of Incorporation,
  • Commencement Certificate,
  • Partnership certificate,
  • External Company Letter

How To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online In Ghana

You can complete a simple form online “Online TIN Form”. If your registration is successful, you will then get an email from GRA. GRA will tell you by SMS when your certificate is ready. You will then need to collect your certificate from your local Domestic Tax Revenue Division Office.


  • Using Google chrome or any web browser, visit the GRA Online portal Access
  • Follow the instructions and fill in the necessary User credentials ie; Username and Password and a valid email provided click on Register
  • Upon successful registration, a message will pop-up directing you to a link sent to email provided.
  • Access your email and click on the link to confirm
  • Per the message from the mail, a message pops up informing you that the online account has been activated.
  • Move back to the Homepage and log in to Register with the Username and Password created during the registration process
  • Upon log-in follow the instructions and click on start
  • This will lead to a section where you select ” Tin Registration Service ” and then click on “Register Tin”
  • This takes you to the Tin Registration Stage 1 – ID VALIDATION
  • Upon successful validation of ID, it takes you to “Tin Registration Stage 2″ – Tin Registration Details
  • Follow instructions to complete registration process

Other ways to get your TIN

You can download a TIN form and either email your completed form to: [email protected] or take it to your local Domestic Tax Revenue Division Office.

You can also go to any GRA;

Domestic Tax Revenue Division office to complete a paper TIN form. GRA will tell you by SMS when your certificate is ready. You’ll need to collect your certificate from your Domestic Tax Revenue Division office.

How to Verify Your Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online

With the online access to Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), a Ghanaian citizen that has applied and get his or her Tax Identification Number (TIN) can check and verify for this TIN online — using the GRA online access portal.

  • Visit the web portal, GRA Verify TIN
  • Enter your Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Press Enter to search for verification
  • It will then display the TIN Search Request Results for you

How to contact Ghana Revenue Authority for TIN in Ghana

Getting a TIN is free. You must get it if you should be paying tax. It is an offence if you don’t.

You can contact Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) via;

  • Phone: +233 (0) 302 904545 or +233 (0) 302 904546
  • Email: [email protected]
  • WhatsApp: 0200631664 or 0552990000.

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