How to verify tax clearance status

You can use the Revenue Online Service (ROS) or the Government Networks to verify that a taxpayer has a Tax Clearance Certificate.

What you need to use the service

You can verify a single case or a list of cases in a bulk upload. You should use the bulk upload option if you verify a number of cases on a regular basis. The file format for the bulk upload is a .csv file.

The Electronic Tax Clearance Verification file structure depends on two fields:

  • Tax Reference Number.
  • Tax Clearance Access Number.

How to verify tax clearance status

If you are registered for ROS, you can access the service by selecting ‘My Services’.

For single cases: 

  • input the Tax Reference Number and Tax Clearance Access Number of the case
  • select ‘Add’
  • select 'Verify'.  

For bulk cases:

  • select ‘Upload’
  • select ‘Verify’. 

You can also verify tax clearance using a webservice provided by the Government Networks. Public Service Bodies can use this File Specification for the web service. It shows how to create an automated verification process that links directly into their respective payments systems.