I remember some months before I left Nigeria, I tried to create a PayPal account. Of the one or two challenges I faced, one of them was getting a TIN
(Tax Identification Number) and needless to say, I didn't have one.
I like to think it was not because I had not been paying tax. I worked as an English Language teacher in the private education sector, and they deducted our taxes from our pay package. So, who needs a number of identification, anyway?!