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  • By Reggie Vizmanos

Over 100K Digital TIN IDs Issued By BIR Through Online Innovation

Up to 102,046 digital Tax Identification Number (TIN) IDs have already been issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as of March 25 this year through its Online Registration and Update System (ORUS).

The BIR has also permitted the use of old TIN IDs, meaning they will still be considered valid without needing to be replaced. I Image: Bureau of Internal Revenue Philippines Facebook

BIR Commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr. emphasized, “Reaching the 100,000 mark for Digital TIN IDs issued by the BIR shows our effort to promote Excellent Taxpayer Service and expand our digital services to taxpayers.

This is in line with the government’s thrust to promote Ease of Doing Business.”

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Lumagui highlighted that the issuance of digital TIN ID via ORUS is part of the BIR’s efforts to pursue digital innovation to improve the delivery of taxpayer service.

He explained that the digital TIN ID is a valid government-issued identification document that taxpayers can use in their transactions in government agencies and institutions, local government units, employers, banks, financial institutions, and other relying parties, subject to authentication and verification.

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Though it does not require a signature, the authenticity of the digital TIN ID can be verified online through the ORUS by scanning the quick response code appearing in the digital TIN ID using a mobile device camera, he added.

He further said that individual taxpayers with existing TIN, with or without issued physical TIN card, can apply for a digital TIN ID by enrolling first in ORUS (

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Taxpayers with existing TIN are required to update their email addresses by sending an accomplished BIR Form S1905 via email to their concerned RDO or through the BIR's Taxpayer Registration Related Application portal that can be accessed on the BIR website (

Lumagui reminded the public that the digital TIN ID is free and not for sale.

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He reminded taxpayers not to avail of the services of online sellers of TIN ID assistance as they risk the possibility of getting an invalid or fake TIN and wrong taxpayer type classification, which may affect their future transactions with the BIR.

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