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How to Pay Taxes

BNU branch in Dili

Officers of the Timor-Leste Revenue Service are not authorised to receive payments from taxpayers.

Pay Taxes at a BNU Branch

To pay taxes in Timor-Leste you are required to:

  • complete 3 copies of the relevant monthly taxes form or annual income tax form, and
  • deliver these forms and the amount of tax to be paid to a branch of the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).

BNU will stamp the forms:

  • one copy will be retained for the Timor-Leste Revenue Service, and
  • the other will be returned to you for your records.

Pay Electronically

Taxes may also be paid electronically using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

You may transfer USD to:
Bank: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
Swift Code: FRNYUS33
Beneficiary: Central Bank of Timor-Leste
Account Number: 021080740

Or AUD to:
Bank: Reserve Bank of Australia
Account name: Central Bank of Timor-Leste
BSB: 092 – 002
Account number: 81731 – 3

When making your payment please provide the following reference details:

  • Taxpayer Name
  • TIN
  • Year, and
  • Tax Type.

Note that your completed income tax form will still need to be sent to the National Directorate Domestic Tax with ‘electronic payment’ marked on the payment advice section on the last page of the form.

Contact Timor-Leste Revenue Services if you need further advice on this method of payment.

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