How to verify tax clearance status

You can verify a taxpayer has tax clearance through the Revenue Online Service (ROS) or through the Government Networks.

What you need to use the service

It is possible to verify a single case or to verify 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 a ROS registered customer the service is available by following these steps: 

  • select ‘My Services’
  • input the Tax Reference Number and tax clearance access number of the case
  • select ‘Add’
  • select 'Verify'.  

To use the bulk upload option:

  • select ‘Upload’
  • select ‘Verify’. 

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