BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) has recently posted an advisory warning everyone against people selling TIN cards or application of TIN. The TIN (Tax Identification Number) is a 9-digit number which is assigned to a taxpayer by the BIR for tracking, identification and keeping of records. Businesses and individual persons apply for a BIR TIN in order to pay their taxes and be responsible citizens.
Recently, the BIR on their official Facebook Page has posted a warning regarding persons and online pages that are selling TIN cards. Be advised that selling of TIN is illegal! TIN cards are NOT for sale.
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Warning: Selling TIN ID is Illegal
Below is the said information shared online by BIR:
ADVISORY: TIN cards are not for sale and are only issued/released by the BIR. Selling of TIN cards online is illegal!
Ang publiko ay binabalaan hinggil sa naka-post sa Facebook na nag-aalok ng serbisyo sa pagkuha ng TIN at TIN card. Para sa kaalaman ng lahat, ito po ay hindi awtorisado at hindi pinapayagan ng BIR. Huwag tangkilikin ang mga ilegal na transaksyong ito sa social media sapagkat ito ay ipinagbabawal ng batas. Ang sinumang mahuhuling gumagawa nito ay papatawan ng kaukulang parusa na naaayon sa ating batas.
Ang TIN card ay hindi ipinagbibili. Ito po ay maaari lamang i-isyu o ipagkaloob ng BIR.
BIR Cebu Posts Warning: TIN Cards are NOT for sale
The official Facebook page of BIR Cebu has also posted the same warning and informing everyone about this ill
Walay bayad ang pagkuha sa TIN/TIN Card. Libre kini ug ang BIR lang ang naay katungod nga mhuatag ani.
Silutang ang si kinsang makalapas sa maong balaod.
Please do not be fooled by online scams and fake information that is being spread online. Make sure that you follow the official Facebook and social media pages of these official government agencies.