5 Simple Things You Need To Know Before You Get Your Tax Identification Number

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The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). This is used to pay taxes, but now the government has directed that the DVLA and banks must not issue licenses or accounts to people who don’t have the TIN.

See Also: Tax Identification Number, Here Is Why You Must Get One

The above directive will be effective on April 1.

Below are some FAQ for TIN Application

  1. Can I apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number if I am not in the country?

Yes. You can apply for a TIN from anywhere in the world so long as you can access the internet.

You will have to do the following:

  • Go to GRA’s website gra.gov.gh. Go to DOWNLOADS and select FORMS and select Taxpayer Registration Form – Individual (http://www.gra.gov.gh/docs/forms/taxpayer_registration_form_individual.pdf)
  • Download pdf file and complete and sign form. (please read instructions)
  • Scan completed document and relevant ID document
  • Email scanned documents as attachments to the third party for completion of third-party section and submission to any GRA Domestic Tax Revenue Division Tax Office for processing


  1. Can I apply for an Individual TIN online?

Yes, you can apply for an Individual TIN online if you have an email address and one of the following VALID Ghana ID cards:

  • Driver Licence
  • Voter ID
  • National ID

To submit TIN application online do the following:

  • Go to GRA’s website – gra.gov.gh
  • Select Online Tax Portal (DTRD) under ONLINE SERVICES or go directly to following address (https://egovonline.gegov.gov.gh/EghanaWeb/GRAHome/eghana.portal)
  • Click on Application for Individual TIN to start the application process and submit the application for processing. (Read Guide – Online TIN Registration for details on the process)


  1. How long does it take to get a TIN?

It takes between one to four days to process and issue a TIN. This depends on the method of application.

  1. Applications submitted through the online process is processed for TIN within a day.
  2. Applications submitted manually may take up to four days


  1. How much does it cost to apply for a TIN?

Application for TIN is FREE.


  1. Can someone else complete the form for me?

No. The completion of TIN application form is the responsibility of the applicant. The application has to be completed and signed by the Applicant. However, the third party section allows for a third person to complete section to submit completed and signed application.


Below is a list of offices you can visit to get your TIN.

Tema Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Tema Community 2 Roundabout Opposite Southern Fried ChickenTel: +233 – (0)303 – 201290 / 211301
Tema CollectionTema PortTel: +233-(0)303-202771-2,+233-(0)303-202667
Takoradi CollectionMain Harbour, Near Takoradi Medium Taxpayer OfficeTel: 03120- 22065
Spintex Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Off Community 18 Junction, Spintex RoadTel:+233 – (0)303 – 405307/ 405084
Legon Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Off Accra-Legon Road (Okponglo) Opposite University of Ghana StadiumTel:+233 – (0)303 – 964903/4 / 963742/ 964430
Kaneshie Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) Kaneshie Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Dadeban Road Katenit Building, Industrial AreaMTO-Tel:+233 – (0)302 – 244910 / 244912 STO– Tel:+233 – (0)208 – 250879/ 0302971857
Adabraka Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Ground Floor, VAT House Next to Busy Internet, CircleTel:+233 – (0)302 – 258152/ 258156
Agbogbloshie Medium Taxper Office (MTO)Former Regent University building Zongo Junction (Club Corner)Tel:+233 – (0)302 – 960816/ 963684
Kinbu Large Taxpayer Office (LTO)Head office Annex Off Starlets ‘91 Road, Ministries Near Accra Sports StadiumTel: +233-(0)302- 672325
Ashaiman Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Opposite Ashaiman Secondary School. Same premises
as Union Savings and Loans
Tel:+233 – (0)303 – 962139
Achimota Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Off Accra-Nsawam Road NeoplanTel:+233 – (0)302 – 928136/ 0244234914
Makola Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Old Pz Building, Opposite SwanmillTel:+233 – (0)302 – 685434 / 664164/ 685439
Madina Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Hollywood Complex Oman Fm Building Madina
Zongo Junction
Tel:+233 – (0)302 – 519963/4
Teshie-Nungua Small Taxpayer Office (STO)3RD Floor Melcom Building Opposite 1ST JunctionTel:+233-(0)302-715151
Kasoa Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Off Bawjiase Road Same building as UnibankTel:+233 – (0)302 – 999907- 10
Takoradi Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Harbour Area, Clifford Road Opposite European HospitalTel:+233 – (0)312 – 023468/ 20968, +233 – (0)312 – 20965/ 22071
Cape Coast Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO)Abura, opposite Central MosqueTel:+233-(0)332 – 132085
Koforidua Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) Koforidua Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Opposite Municipal Education Office, George Street KoforiduaMTO-0342 023250   STO-Tel:+233 – (0)342 – 22313/ 22516
Ho Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) Ho Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Opposite High Court, Stadium RoadMTO-Tel:+233 – (0)362 – 028369/ 026170 STO-Tel:+233 – (0)3620 – 26170
Asokwa Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) Asokwa Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Opposite Owner Services Ltd, DadiesoabaMTO -Tel:+233-(0)3220-21028 / 21117 STO– Tel:+233-(0)3220 – 021028 / 021117
Suame Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Suame New Road, Osborn JunctionTel:+233-(0)3220 – 29626/ 29600/ 29602
Sunyani Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) Sunyani Small Taxpayer Office (STO)Opposite Ghana Highway AuthorityMTO – Tel:+233-(0)3520 – 23235   STO – Tel:+233-(0)352 – 023235
Tamale Small Taxpayer Office (STO)36 Unit Ministry BlockTel:+233 – (0)3720 – 24774

Go get your TIN now!


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