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Burundi - Obtain a Tax Identification Number

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Introduction

A Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a number issued to an individual or business entity for purposes of taxation. in Burundi a Tax Identification Number (TIN) is also known as Fiscal Identification Number (NIF), like in any other country, the number issued to one individual / entity is different from the one issued to the other and issuance is by the government through Burundi Revenue Authority (Office Burundais des Recettes - OBR) at the one-stop shop – Agence des Promotions des Investissements (API)

Eligibility

Individuals / business entities who which to be incorporated in the country.

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Instructions

1.Tax Identification Numbers are obtained during the process of incorporating business entities;

2.Have all that is required to register a business / company;

3.Endeavor to complete the registration process after getting the Tax Identification Number;

Required Information

1.Name of the company,

2.Type of company,

3.Address,

4.Initial capital,

5.Number of partners, their names and contribution of each partner)

6.Standard company laws


Procedure

In Burundi, a Tax Identification Number (TIN) are obtained during the process of incorporating business / company at the one-stop shop – Agence des Promotions des Investissements (API). The process is as below:-

1.The applicant should start with finding out what is required to incorporate a company in the country;

2.Prepare all required documents;

3.Obtain an application form for the creation of a new company, Application form for registration with the Greffe of the Tribunal de Commerce and Application form for registration with the Burundi Revenue Authority (Office Burundais des Recettes - OBR) to obtain a Tax Identification Number (NIF). Fill the forms carefully and accurately;

4.Thereafter submit the filled forms together with required documents to the registration officer at the the one-stop shop – Agence des Promotions des Investissements (API);

5.When documents are submitted, they are assessed and the applicant is required to pay registration fees;

6.After assessing and documents are approved, the applicant then makes all the necessary payments (registration fees); and

7.Thereafter the certificate of incorporation is issued and the Tax identification Number (TIN) / Fiscal Identification Number (NIF) is issued by the tax authority (Office Burundais des Recettes).

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Required Documents

1.Copy of the standard company laws

2.Photos of all partners

3.Copies of identification documents of all partners

4.Payment slips

Fees

Registration fees – BIF 42,500

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

1.Application form for the creation of a new company,

2.Application form for registration with the Greffe of the Tribunal de Commerce

3.Application form for registration with the Burundi Revenue Authority (Office Burundais des Recettes - OBR) to obtain a Tax Identification Number (NIF)


Sample Documents

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Processing Time

One (1) to two (2) days

Office Locations & Contacts

Agence des Promotions des Investissements (API)

Boulevard du 28 Novembre Mutanga Nord, Immeuble Asharif

B.P. 7057 Bujumbura; Burundi

Telephone No.: (+257) 222 75 996

E-mail: contact@investburundi.com

Website: http://www.investburundi.com


The Burundi Revenue Authority (Office Burundais des Recettes, OBR)

B.P 3465 Bujumbura 11 burundi

Telephone: 22276142

Email: info@obr.gov.bi

Website: http://english.obr.bi/home.html

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

1.The Tax Identification Number (TIN) makes it easy for a business to be identified;

2.The Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate can be used as an identification document;

3.The certificate can be used as proof of ownership of entity;

4.It helps government to have record of all business entities in the country;

5.It also proves the legality of operations of a given entity;

External Links

http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/burundi/starting-a-business

http://www.investburundi.com/official-launch-of-doing-business-report-by-the-2nd-vice-president-of-burundi

http://www.africalegalnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Burundi.pdf


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