What is the TIN?

Natalya Safonova
Natalya Safonova
March 27, 2013
What is the TIN?

Practically every citizen residing and working in the Russian Federation will be faced with the need to specify their TIN when applying for a job.

If you are just starting your career, you may not know what an INN is. These letters in abbreviation denote the taxpayer identification number or another option, an individual tax number. This innovation was implemented in Russia after the appearance of the new Tax Code of the Russian Federation in the 90s. The TIN allows you to facilitate the registration of all taxpayers working in the territory of the Russian Federation. This digital code can be received by an individual in his tax inspectorate at the place of residence after providing a number of documents necessary for this (passport, copy thereof, the established application form).

Types of INN

There are several options for the TIN:

  • The TIN of an individual, which is only a 12-digit numeric code, and reflects the place of residence (subject of the Russian Federation), the number, the tax inspectorate and other information that issued it.
  • The TIN of a legal entity is a sequence of 10 digits, which also reflects the territorial affiliation, but also the number of the registration record in the unified state register of taxpayers
  • The TIN of the individual entrepreneur is issued in the event that the entrepreneur has not previously had an TIN of the individual.
  • There is also a TIN of a foreign legal entity.