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It is a document confirming that a business has paid all the taxes for the period of time stated in the certificate.

Corporate organizations and individuals are to apply for a tax clearance certificate.

Without a Tax Clearance Certificate, your business will not be able to bid for some government contracts/jobs, process an export license, NUPRC license and so on. There are many benefits of paying taxes and obtaining a Tax Clearance Certificate.

the application can be made online or physically by visiting the nearest tax office.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) issues a TCC to companies while the State Inland Revenue Service for the various states issues a TCC to the individuals.

Yes. You will need to create an e-filing account first before the online application for TCC. To apply for a Company Tax Clearance Certificate online, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the FIRS online e-TCC portal by clicking the following link: Online Application. 
  • Visit the link and use the credentials to log in to your account. Your taxpayer profile will be configured for use as you see fit.
  •  Locate and click on the link for applying for a Tax Clearance Certificate.
  • The application form will be opened; fill it out with all of the requested information and upload any required documents.
  • Then, by clicking the appropriate button, submit the application. Following submission, the application and supporting documents will be forwarded for examination and verification.
  • The application will be approved once the verification and validation processes are completed, and the officials will be notified.
  • The certificate will be issued and you can pick up

Yes. This can be done by visiting the relevant tax office and completing the application forms. You will also be required to attach the supporting documents for submission as well as make any necessary payments. After due verification and examination, the certificate will be issued and you can pick up.

The following supporting documents are:

  • Company Incorporation Documents 
  • Utility Bill
  • Company Letter Head
  • Company Financial Information e.g., bank statements, receipts, invoices, ledgers, checks and budget reports.

There is no fee for newly registered companies within 6 months of incorporation.                                 There is a pre-operation levy of N25,000 payable for the first time and N20,000 for subsequent years for companies that are yet to commence business after 6 months of incorporation.

It takes about two weeks. However, the two weeks do not begin to run until all taxes have been paid in full and from the day the taxpayer files a TCC application with the tax office, not from the day taxes were paid to the banks.

TCC is valid for one year


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