How do I get my Jamaica Tax Registration Number (TRN)?

June 3rd, 2011 by LegalWiz | Print How do I get my Jamaica Tax Registration Number (TRN)?

QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
How do I get my TRN? Can I ask someone to do it on my behalf? Can I do it online?


RESPONSE: Dear Marva,You cannot apply for your TRN online, but you can have it done on your behalf.
Any applicant will get the number in just 20 minutes, but the actual card will take 2-3 weeks. If you apply from overseas, it takes 3-4 weeks.

You can download the form from
On the back of the form
Get a copy of id and notarised

If using a rep, send the above to that person along with
an authorised letter notarised
state that they are authorised to apply and collect the TRN on your behalf

Call 967-0000
Legal Wiz

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  1. Porter Polen

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    I have a TRN established I believe in 04, how can I get confirmation on date issued and numbert?

  3. Dear Fitz Riley,
    Your question seems a bit vague. However, if assuming you are trying to retreive your tax registration number, if you do have one, you are advised to submit your name and a valid ID to be given that information. If you are not in Jamaica, you should get the asistance of someone who can ably represent you.
    All the best!. .

  4. M.Richards

    I reside in Canada and has been for the past 32 years. My question how do I obtain a NIS nunber, Prior to migrating I was employed by Urban Upgrading. I would like to apply for my pension. Can I have someone in Jamaica assist me and what documents should that individual need. I am also would be applying for my TRN , our help would be greatly appreciated.


  5. Legal Wiz

    To obtain a NIS number, you can have someone assist you. The first stage would be to provide them with an authorisation document and detailed information on the period you worked. To obtain a TRN please read more at this link “How to retreive my TRN”

  6. Michael

    My father has passed away, how do I apply for his tax and nht he paid befor he migrated.

  7. Legal Wiz

    Dear Michael,
    You didnt say if you are a listed beneficiary. Could you please check that out and write again? If you need assistance with this you may write again also.
    Legal Wiz

  8. Dear M Richards,
    The information in this post guides on how to apply for your TRN with assistance. In a similar fashion, you can authorise someone in Jamaica to apply for your NIS on your behalf.
    Legal Wiz

  9. Chris

    What if you don’t have a valid ID can u still register for a TRN??

  10. Basil Barnes

    Dear Legal Wiz, good day Me Basil Barnes and my brother Eaton Barnes applied for the TRN number some time in middle of September 2014 we both completed the application form and submitted all necessary documents we was given our individual TRN number. I Basil Barnes was filling in a form called NHT when I mistakenly misplace my TRN number and I am unable to find the little piece of white paper which the TRN number was on at the time. We are both waiting on the TRN card from your department which one of my cousin said he tried to pick up for us but it was not ready as cordon to what he said. Can you please send me details on how I can retrieve my TRN number
    many thanks
    Mr Basil Barnes


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