Certificate in tax matters

The "certificate in tax matters" (formerly: "Certificate of safety" on the tax reliability of the taxable person serves as a decision-making aid to other authorities in authorisation procedures or public procurement or even to private contracting entities. The content of the certificate is limited to the non-deputable indication of tax facts, such as existing tax arrears, payment and tax behaviour of the taxable person, at the time of issue. The assessment of the certified tax conduct is left to the person who is to take the measure sought by the taxable person (e..B. issue of a business licence, a road haulage concession or a contract). The certificate is sent or handed over to the taxable person (if applicable authorised representative) or, in the case of a company, to the legal or contractually designated representative (e.B. managing director, board member).

An official identity document (identity card, passport) if you need a "certificate in tax matters" from your municipal or municipal administration. In the event that you require a "certificate in tax matters" from the tax office, no further documentation from you is required, as the tax office certifies the tax facts on the basis of the knowledge available there.


It is sufficient to make an informal application _ in writing, in person or by telephone _ stating the full first and last name or the company name and address as well as the tax number/identification number. The purpose for which the certificate is required should be indicated.