How to Tax Registration (Company) In Botswana

Tax Registration (Company) In Botswana By Online

  1. If you want to apply for Tax registration for a business in Botswana it is necessary to send your request to Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS). Check out the BURS contact information by clicking this hyperlink: Link
  2. How to  Tax Registration (Company) In Botswana
    How to Tax Registration (Company) In Botswana
  3. Download the application form at any BURS offices in person, or download it through on the BURS site: Link (APPLICATION for registration as a taxpayer BURS 1)
  4. Get all the necessary documents that will be used to support the application. Prepare all required documents including forms, forms, and a checklist. These can be downloaded by contacting the BURS office
  5. Fill out the application BURS 1 form and attach all required supporting documents and forms i.e. for private firms The following forms must be completed, certified and added to BURS 1 Form:
    • Formula 4: Certificate of Incorporation
    • Form 2A – – List of Directors and Secretaries
    • Form 2B – Consent form and certification of Director(s)
    • Form 2C – Information on capital shares
    • Form 2D Consent of Directors for share capital
    • Note Note: Each director and secretary named in Form 2A must complete Form 2B.
  6. After all documents are filled out and signed by the applicant, as well as authenticated where necessary and accompanied by the other documents supporting them and then visit the BURS office in your area and pay the appropriate fees to the cashier. You will then get the receipt of payment
  7. Submit the form at an official from the BURS representative at the desk of service to verify it.
  8. The official will confirm that your application is as complete as it should be and forward it to be processed
  9. It will then be evaluated and if it is in compliance with the requirements to be registered, your company will be recognized by BURS to tax your business and you will receive your company tax identification number.

Application Online

  1. To apply for the Company tax registration online, you need to go to the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) website to complete your application.
  2. Go to BURS’s website: Visit BURS site: Link and click on the “eService” hyperlink in the information bar , and then choose “eTax” to navigate to the login page.
  3. If already registered on the BURS, you can enter your username and Password to login . If you don’t already have an account click the “Register” button and you will be taken to the registration page for users.
  4. Check out the terms and conditions in the BURS electronic Service. Then, click on “Select tax payer type” select the drop-down just below “Register as” and select if have registered as an individual citizen or as an Individual non-citizen
  5. After selecting the tax type and agreeing to these terms by clicking within the checkbox. Click to click the “Continue” button to take you to the verification question page.
  6. Complete the required information in the confirmation page i.e. the date of birth, nationality Identification type, Number and Security code
  7. You will be asked to provide copies of your identity document as well as a copy of the online application form to BURS to file electronically through an email at: or you can complete the required information in person at any BURS office
  8. Obtain the e-service application form from any BURS office or download it through the BURS website:Link(APPLICATION FOR E-Services FORM)
  9. Complete the form, and then attach an image of your identity document. Then, send your form BURS via their email address as mentioned in the step 7.. You can also submit the form directly at any BURS office
  10. The application is processed within one week, and you will be given your login credentials to BURS.
  11. Log in to your BURS e-service profile
  12. After you have logged into your account, go ahead to fill out the online form to register your company for tax registration. Submit your application
  13. It will then be reviewed, and your name will appear on BURS and issued an unique Tax Identification Number for your business. Tax Identification Number.

Required Documents Tax Registration (Company) 

  • Complete the application form
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation/Registration
  • Letter of authority to register a branch
  • List of Assets
  • Partnership deed/Trust deed/Constitution
  • Copy of Omang/Passport to Public officer, and two important official/directors
  • Letter of VAT in voluntary form when Turnover is between P500 1000 and P1,, 000.00
  • Evidence of turnover to calculate VAT
  • List of Assets
  • Letter of authority to a representative

Private firms

  • Formula 4: Certificate of Incorporation
  • Form 2A – Directors List and Secretaries
  • Form 2B – Consent form and certification of Director(s)
  • Form 2C – Information on share capital
  • Form 2D Consent of Directors to share capital

Office Locations and Contacts

Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)
Plot 53976, Kudumatse Drive
Private Bag 0013
Tel: 363 8000 / 363 9000Fax: 363 9999 / 395 3101
Contact details: Link


  • All registered businesses in Botswana can apply for a loan.


  • Contact the official responsible for details on fees.


  • The company’s tax registration remains valid throughout the entire life of the business

Documents to Utilize

  • Application form BURS 1:Link

Processing Time

  • The application will be processed within a week.

Information Required

  • Applicant details
  • The next of kin or Guardian information
  • Information about business
  • Contact information of the representative
  • Bank account details
  • Declaration

Documentation is needed

  • Tax registration confirms that you have legally able to pay taxes using the BURS as per Botswana law.

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