How to apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate

The electronic Tax Clearance (eTC) system

The eTC system allows you to apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate online. In general, you will have to apply using:

  • myAccount if you are a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) customer
  • or
  • Revenue Online Service (ROS) if you are a business customer.

The eTC system checks your tax compliance on a regular basis. Your Tax Clearance Certificate remains valid while you are compliant. This means that there is no need for an end date on the certificate.

You will need to submit a new application for a Tax Clearance Certificate when your application has expired. A grant application expires after one year. All other applications expire within four years.

How to apply

If you have not used these services before, you register for myAccount or ROS.

See Apply for tax clearance online using eTax Clearance (eTC) for more information on how to use these services.

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