- What is my Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?
- What is tax residency?
- What if I have dual tax residencies?
What is my Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?
Your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique identification, used for tax purposes locally and globally, which is issued and provided by your national tax authority.
Depending on where you’re a tax resident, your TIN may be another form of unique identification, called a functional equivalent.
For individuals, functional equivalents of a TIN can include:
- Hong Kong - Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) number
- Pakistan - Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)
- Guernsey - Social Security number
- United Kingdom - National Insurance Number (NINO) or the Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR).
For entities, functional equivalent TIN types include:
- India - Permanent Account Number (PAN)
- Hong Kong - Business Registration Number.
The above examples aren’t exhaustive, and don’t constitute tax advice. If you need help to determine your TIN, seek professional tax or legal advice.
What is tax residency?
Tax residency means the country in which you’re legally obliged to pay taxes. This can be the same country as your physical residency or citizenship, but it may also be in another country, depending on the countries in question.
You may also have tax obligations in more than one country. In these instances, you may have more than one Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). If you have multiple TINs, please raise a ticket to contact our customer support team.
An overview of the tax residency rules applicable in various countries can be found on the OECD website. If you’re uncertain about your tax residency, you should contact your tax advisor or local tax authority.
What if I have dual tax residencies?
If you have dual tax residencies, you may raise a request or chat with us, we will provide you with additional form to fill up.