From tax reference to TIN
We have introduced the internationally recognised 10 digit Tax Identification Number (TIN).
The introduction of TINs brings Jersey in line with international tax practice, increasing the level of security offered by the identification number, and ensuring that every individual has their own identity.
What will happen next
You'll start to notice your TIN appearing on all future correspondence from Revenue Jersey. When you see this you can use it for correspondence and payments.
Every individual currently holding a Jersey tax record will be given a TIN, including spouses and civil partners who at present don't have their own unique tax reference number.
A TIN is a 10 digit unique, secure number used to identify you for tax purposes.
TINs are widely used around the world so our use of them will help bring Jersey’s tax system in line with international best practice.
Who will have a TIN
A TIN has been created for every individual on the tax system.
In future, all children will have a TIN assigned as part of the ‘Tell us Once’ process for birth registration and it will stay with them throughout their life.
ITIS effective rate notices
Every employee will receive their own effective rate notice which will include their own unique TIN.
These instalment rate notices will be printed and sent by post separately as each unique TIN is classed as ‘personal data’ for data protection purposes.
If you're employed
Employers will use the TIN from January 2022. The slip at the bottom of your instalment rate notice will have your TIN included so you can hand this your employer.
Paying your tax bill
If you want to make an Automatic Telephone Payment (ATP), you will need to use your TIN. If you want to make a payment using another method, you can use either your TIN or your old Tax Reference Number.
Companies and other entities
All organisations and other bodies will also be assigned a TIN. This will start to appear on correspondence, but you will still need your old tax reference to file company returns online with TOOS or if you're an employer sending in online employer returns.