BIR issues over 100K digital TIN IDs

By Anna Leah Gonzales

March 27, 2024, 10:03 am

MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) Online Registration and Update System (ORUS) has already issued 102,046 digital Tax Identification Number (TIN) IDs as of March 25 this year.

“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,” BIR Commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr. said in a statement Wednesday.

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

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.

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

Individual taxpayers with existing TIN, with or without issued physical TIN card, can apply for a digital TIN ID by enrolling first in ORUS (

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 in the BIR website (

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

It added that taxpayers availing of the services of online sellers of TIN ID assistance risk the possibility of getting an invalid or fake TIN and wrong taxpayer type classification, which may affect their future transactions with the BIR. (PNA)