Georgetown, GRA, September 18, 2023: The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would like to address the concerns raised in a letter to the Editor and published in the September 14, 2023 of Kaieteur News, titled “There should be no such trouble to obtain a TIN from the GRA”.
The letter discussed the difficulties some individuals, particularly those residing overseas, and in particular, one individual through a lawyer, face when attempting to obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
While not commenting on the issue between the lawyer and this particular overseas person, the GRA wishes to clarify the process of obtaining a TIN and address the concerns raised in the article.
The following documents are required to obtain a TIN for a non-national:
- A completed Application form (This document can be accessed on the GRA’s website www.gra.gov.gy)
- Copy of Applicant’s Passport (Bio-data page), when applying in person, and a notorised copy when applying through a Power of Attorney.
- Power of Attorney (if acting on behalf of another individual)
- Original form of Identification for the Power of Attorney (Passport or National Identification Card)
- Proof of Address, which can be in the form of a utility bill, bank statement or any mail received via post (local and applicable to individuals)
If the proof of address submitted is not under the applicant’s name, the person whose name is on the document must provide a copy of a valid identification form and a completed Testimony Form. The Testimony Form confirms the relationship between the applicant and the person who has allowed them to use their proof of address. The Testimony Form is found on the GRA’s website www.gra.gov.gy/forms or at any of their offices.
For first-time applications, the cost of a TIN is $1,000, and FREE for applicants aged 65 and over.