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Tax Clearance – Excise Licence for Retailers

12th August 2010

Excise duty licences are up for renewal in September, one of the requirements being the holding of a valid tax clearance certificate. We will be in contact with you in the coming weeks as regards applying for your tax clearance certificate.

For more details on the renewal procedures please click here.

Information on Tax Clearance Certificates
A Tax Clearance Certificate is a written confirmation from Revenue that a person’s tax affairs are in order at the date of issue of the Certificate. It is required when applying for grants, certain public contracts, and excise licence renewals for retailers.

Tax clearance certificates are normally issued for a period of twelve months, but in some instances may be for shorter periods.

You may wish to apply for a tax clearance certificate voluntarily as there is a processing time of up of ten days – this may reduce your stress if you want to apply for a contract that requires a tax clearance certificate. To apply, and also to verify another person’s status (with their permission – viewable online avoids the need to view the actual certificate), see the Revenue Commissioners website here.

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