How to replace lost or damaged BIR TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) card? If you have already registered a TIN before, but have lost your TIN card, or if your card has been damaged, here are the steps you can do to replace your TIN card and have a new one.
1. Know the BIR District Office where your TIN is currently registered. If you don’t know or is not sure with the Revenue District Office (RDO) where you are currently registered at, you can call and inquire at the BIR TIN Verification Office at 926-8339. You can also call BIR at 981-8888 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. After you have confirmed the RDO where your TIN is currently registered, get a copy or download BIR Form 1905 (Application for Registration Information Update) from the BIR website.
3. Fill up the form with your TIN, taxpayer’s name, reason for registration information update (i.e., replacement of Lost/Damaged TIN Card), signature, and other information that the BIR officer may require you.
4. Secure the required document/attachment for lost or damaged TIN Card. If your TIN Card was lost, secure an affidavit of loss. You can get a duly notarized affidavit of loss from a Notary Public in your town or city. If your TIN Card is damaged, but not lost, and you want to replace it, you need to bring the original TIN Card that is damaged.
5. Visit the BIR District Office where your TIN is currently registered and then file or submit your BIR Form 1905, together with the required documents to be attached (affidavit of loss for lost TIN Card and original TIN card for damaged card).
To check the address and contact numbers of BIR different divisions, Regional offices, and Revenue District Offices, you may visit BIR directory at their website.
To learn more about the registration of TIN for different types of taxpayers (i.e., individuals, partnership, or corporation), you may read our article on how to register TIN in the Philippines.