How to Obtain the Taxpayer Identification Number in Cameroon

The Taxpayer Identification Number which is also known as the Unique Identification Number (UIN) is a fourteen alphanumeric code used to track taxpayers by the tax administration and the administration of tax laws.

This alphanumeric code is a required information for business invoices and must be presented in any dealings with the tax administration. See the required components for a proper invoice in Cameroon.

This means, all taxpayers must include their unique identification number on all tax-related documents. The taxpayer identification number is issued by the Directorate General of Taxation in Cameroon. You can see for how long you could keep tax-related records in Cameroon.

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How to obtain the taxpayer identification number

Before, the taxpayer identification number could only be obtained manually at the tax office. Things have changed today as it can be obtained online for free. However, this can be done only between 7pm and 7am. The system is still very unstable though, and can take you even more than a week to register and obtain one.

Procedure to get taxpayer identification number online

Go to the website of the Directorate General of Taxation, click on Télédéclaration and follow the instructions. To continue, you need to make sure that you have not registered for a UIN before.

If you’ve never had one before, click on “Create Account” and choose “I have not been registered”. Once you are there, you will need to choose whether you are a corporation or an individual.

We can help you obtain a unique identification number for you if you face difficulties? Send us the required information.

The online form requires specific information to be filled. This includes:

  • The identification number of the document used (national identity card for individuals who haven’t got any business and business registration number for registered businesses). These documents need to be scanned and uploaded.
  • The location of taxpayer and nearest tax center
  • The email address and telephone number

After filling the form, you will obtain an attestation in A4 format that you can export as PDF, print or store. This document is considered as your taxpayers card. You can get access to it anytime to download, print or save.

Let us do it for you!

Fill in the form below if you want us to help you obtain a taxpayer identification number in Cameroon. Once you fill the form, an email will sent to you which you will reply with the required details. Fill the taxpayer identification number registration form below:

For those who already had one, you should click on “Verify a UIN”, enter the UIN and click on “Edit Attestation”. You will obtain an attestation in A4 format that you can export as PDF and print or store.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you face difficulties.

16 thoughts on “How to Obtain the Taxpayer Identification Number in Cameroon

  1. Thanks for the info! I recently got a new international job, and I need my tax payer number to fill a W-8BEN document. The problem is that I lost the file I was given when I created my tax payer ID last year. Is there a way for me find out what the number is online?

  2. I’m a student. I attended a tax training program and I learnt to create a taxpayer’s card. I wish to fine out that when creating a personal taxpayer’s card (not for an enterprise or business purpose). What do I write as activities declared?

        1. Can one obtained a personal taxpayer number even without having a business in Cameroon for bank account purpose Incase they need the number to open an account

          1. Hello Mofa,
            You can obtain a taxpayer identification number without having a business. It’s one of the requirements to open a bank account in Cameroon.
            Thanks for reading!

  3. Hello
    I wish to find out how to retrieve my tax payers identification number. It was created but I didn’t jot it some where. Thank you

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