Let me share the case presented by Mark posted in my other blog his comment on my article:
This process is too much hassle. In my case, my TIN was registered to RDO 57 which is in Binan, Laguna because my first company. Since I lived in Metro Manila, I went to the nearest BIR Office as expected they can’t process your TIN Card and RDO Update. They asked me to go to Binan, Laguna to get one. I read cases like this in other forums which someone lives in Visayas but his RDO is somewhere in Luzon. I hope with the new BIR head Joel Tan address this case. Kawawa naman yung nakatira sa malayo. It’s acceptable if the RDO is within Metro Manila but it it’s located in different province, it’s hard.
Yung perang ikakain mo sana, nauwi lang sa pamasahe at nasayang pa oras mo.Posted by Mark at November 23, 2009, 7:02 pm
This was my answer to him:
Thank you for airing us your concerns. It is indeed problematic if your TIN is registered in another province. This is why we try to inform as many people about this so they can take steps in transferring their to the nearest BIR RDO where they plan to work. But there is a another solution for this. You can actually FAX your application form 1905 for transferring your TIN to the BIR RDO which has jurisdiction over the area where you are currently working. So after your TIN is transferred to the BIR RDO near your place of work you then request for a TIN card with that office. Using also the BIR Form 1905.
The number of TSS unit in RDO 57 is 511-9010 you can call them up to assist you with your request for transferring your TIN. So before faxing to them your 1905 call them first ask the person who will assist you. Here’s their fax numbers are (02) 5208262 local line for Manila residents and (049 )511-9797. Again after faxing call them up again to know if they receive your fax. You may want also to ask when they can transfer your TIN. So when this is done. You can go to the BIR RDO office where you requested your TIN to be transferred and apply for TIN Card. Hope this would help. Thank you and good day.Posted by birtaxinfo at November 24, 2009, 12:54 pm
Ok, to add a little more on this. The BIR has issued a Revenue Regulation 5-2010 regarding an option for Taxpayers whose TIN are still with their RDOs in the province. You can fax your application for transfer with that RDO.
Yes, you can fax your application for transfer using BIR form 1905. Fax this form back to back of course. The back side is where you place your signature. So it is important to fax also this side.
To check the RDO code of your home RDO or the RDO where your TIN is currently registered please call BIR Contact center at 981-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Taxpayer Information & Education Division 981-7000 local 7250 / 7251 / 7252, just make sure you provide your full name, and birthdate. Asked for the RDO number or code where your TIN is currently registered.
On where to fax this. There is a BIR Revenue District Office (RDO) directory link on the right side of this blog.
Contact the Registration Section of the concerned RDO or the Taxpayer Service Section (TSS) and inform them of your intention to fax your application for transfer and ask for their fax number.
I hope this article will help you out. (",) Or try this other post on transferring your TIN to another RDO or BIR branch.