Certificate in tax matters

Previous: Tax clearance certificate.

The "Certificate in tax matters" (formerly: "tax clearance certificate") may be issued in all cases where other authorities or contracting entities take into account the tax reliability of the taxable person in the context of their decision in approval or award procedures.

The content of the certificate is limited to the non-judgmental indication of tax facts, such as existing tax arrears, method of payment and delivery behavior of the taxpayer. The certificate refers to the current state of affairs, taking into account the applicant's behaviour in the past. A prognosis about the future behavior of the applicant is not made in this respect.
The assessment of the certified tax conduct is left to the person who is to take the measure requested by the taxpayer (e.B. granting of a business license, a road haulage concession or a contract).

An official identity document (identity card, passport) if you need a "certificate in tax matters" from your municipality, office or city administration.

No further documents, if you need a "certificate in tax matters" from the tax office, as the tax office certifies the tax facts on the basis of the knowledge available there about the payment and delivery behavior of the applicant.

Some municipalities, offices and cities have posted corresponding forms on their websites for download.

Otherwise, an informal application, in person or by telephone, stating the full first and last name or company name and address as well as the tax number/identification number, is sufficient. It should be indicated for what purpose the certificate is needed.

Application Decree to the Tax Code (AEAO) on ยง 1 No. 4.

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