Tax Clearance Certificates

Tax clearance certificates are issued by revenue agencies to certify that an entity has no outstanding tax liability.

There are a variety of reasons an individual may need to obtain a tax clearance certificate. Certificates are typically used in the process of purchasing a business to verify that the entity is up-to-date on tax payments, and certificates are often required when applying for a business loan, a tax incentive, or a state-issued license.

Tax clearance certificates are also a common prerequisite for reinstating an expired entity or dissolving an existing entity.

While making a request for a certificate of tax clearance is fairly straightforward, it often takes months for certificates to be issued. Given the lengthy turnaround time to obtain a certificate, it’s important to get an estimated delivery date for time-sensitive projects.

Learn how to obtain a tax clearance certificate in your state: