How To Register for VAT in Uganda To Get Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

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In Uganda, when you own a business entity, you must have VAT, which requires Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).The process of obtaining this important document is as follows:

List of Requirements

​APPLICATION TYPE ​ REQUIREMENT ​CATEGORY
Individual Without Business ​ ​ ​ ​Duly filled and signed application form – DT – 1001 ​Mandatory
​Signed copy of the terms and conditions ​​Mandatory
​Two valid copies of Identifications (for employees, a valid employment identification is mandatory) ​​Mandatory
​For diplomats; letter from ministry of foreign affairs and a diplomatic I.D ​​Mandatory
Registration of a Minor individual (Below 18 years of age) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Duly filled and signed (by guardian) application form – DT – 1001 ​​​Mandatory
​Signed (by guardian) copy of the terms and conditions ​​Mandatory
Where Guardian is the parent
​Two valid copies of Identifications (of the guardian) ​​​Mandatory
​Copy of the birth certificate of the minor ​​​Mandatory
Where Guardian is NOT the parent
​Two valid copies of Identifications (of the guardian) ​​​Mandatory
​Copy of the birth certificate of the minor ​​​Mandatory
​Copy of Court order/ Legal document conferring the powers to be a guardian ​​​Mandatory
Individual with business( Registered business name) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Duly filled and signed application form – DT – 1001 ​​​Mandatory
​Signed copy of the terms and conditions ​​​Mandatory
​Copy of certified statement of particulars ​Optional
​Copy of certificate of registration ​​​Mandatory
​Two copies of valid Identifications of the applicant ​​​Mandatory
​ ​Individual with business (Non- registered business name) ​ ​ ​Duly filled and signed application form – DT – 1001 ​​Mandatory
​Two copies of valid Identifications of the applicant ​Mandatory
​Signed copy of the terms and conditions ​Mandatory
Diplomats ​Diplomatic ID ​Mandatory
​Valid copy of passport ​Mandatory
​Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs ​Mandatory
Non-Citizens of Uganda ​Valid Visa ​Mandatory
​Work Permit from Ministry of Internal Affairs ​Mandatory
​ ​ ​​All refugees need to have official refugee identification cards or documents from the refugee commission of Uganda. ​Mandatory
​Valid copy of the Passport Mandatory

 

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