HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN)
Go to http://ura.go.ug, and
click on the link called eSERVICES as shown below.
Step 1: Click on REGISTER OR TAXES, then click on INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION.
Step 2: From the dropdown list, select NEW FORM. Then go to the section for DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE
FOR REGISTRATION and click on TIN INDIVIDUAL to access the application form / template
Click here to, select
Click here to download
the application form
Step 3: Save the application form before opening it
Kindly save the
before opening it
Step 4: Locate the saved application form and open it to begin capturing your details.
Step 5: Upon opening the application form, you will get a notification message saying (Please DO NOT
Cut and Paste any values in the sheet) as shown below. This is confirmation that macros
enabled. If you don’t get that message, it means macros are not yet enabled and you will need to first
enable macros before you proceed. The procedure for enabling macros is provided in the worksheet
labelled HELP in that same application form.
Step 6: Start capturing your details. Check all the worksheets for completeness to ensure that you have
filled all the mandatory fields. Fields labeled with a red asteric (*) are mandatory fields.
Step 7: You need to validate the data by clicking on the VALIDATE button. Its located on the last
worksheet before help. The purpose of the VALIDATE button is to check for completeness, consistency
and accuracy of the provided data.
Step 8: Generate the Upload file and save it. When saving the upload file, ensure that you do not use
any special characters in the file name or a space. In case you need a space, use an underscore (_)
instead of space.
Step 9: Return to the webportal (the same point where you downloaded the application form from) and
click on BROWSE to look for the upload file that is to be uploaded onto the system as shown below. In
the dialogue box, click on the upload file and click OPEN to attach it.
Tick the checkbox to AGREE TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Click on UPLOAD to send the application form
Step 10: Upon clicking upload, the system will check again the attached upload file to confirm that
indeed there are no errors. If there are any errors, the system tells you where they are so that you can
correct them and generate a new upload file and attach. . If no errors are found, the system gives you a
SUBMIT button Click on SUBMIT.
Step 11: Upon submission, an e-acknowledgement reciept shall be generated the screen as shown
below. Another copy is sent to the email address that you indicated in your application form.
Click to print
Click to print
After printing, fill out and sign the section for DECLARATION and CERTIFICATION. Also ask the refeferee
to sign his / her part
Fill out the names and
signature of the applicant