A yellow leaf curl disease with chlorotic and yellowish leaves, upward leaf curling and stunting symptoms was observed on tomato in Shantou city of Guangdong province. A virus isolate BS was obtained from a diseased tomato plant. The complete DNA-A sequence of the virus isolate BS was determined to be 2740 nucleotides long, with all the characteristic features of begomovirus genome organization. BS DNA-A encoded six potential open reading frames (ORFs), with two (AV1 and AV2) in virus sense and four (AC1, AC2, AC3 and AC4) in complementary sense, and contained an intergenic region of 269 nucleotides. The results of BLAST searches showed that BS DNA-A had higher sequence identity with reported begomoviruses in Asia than with those in America and Africa. Further sequence comparisons indicated that BS was most closely related to the isolate of Tomato leaf curl Taiwan virus (ToLCTWV-[Taiwan]) with a sequence identity of 97.7%. Nucleotide sequence identities of AV1, AV2, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and intergenic region (IR) between BS and ToLCTWV-[Taiwan] were 98.6, 98.0, 98.0, 97.5, 96.3, 98.6 and 96.6%, respectively, while that of the six ORF-encoded proteins between BS and ToLCTWV-[Taiwan] were 97.7, 99.1, 97.5, 95.6, 91.8 and 99.0%, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis based on the DNA-A sequences has also indicated that BS is most closely related to ToLCTWV-[Taiwan], forming a branch with ToLCTWV-[Taiwan], Tomato leaf curl Guangdong virus and Tomato yellow leaf curl Guangdong virus. The above results demonstrate that BS is an isolate of ToLCTWV.