How to Apply Tax Certificate in Nigeria

Apply Tax Certificate in Nigeria By Yourself

  • To apply for the Tax Certificate in person, applicants must go to in the offices of Federal Inland Revenue Service in where he/she file returns.
  • Contact details and addresses for the offices of FIRS in different places within the Republic are on the following webpage: – branch office locator

  • Go to the office and pick up an application form for applying for a Tax Clearance Certificate, which is required for your requirements from the appropriate department.
  • Check to see if you have all the required documents on the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  • Complete the application form by filling in all pertinent details in the appropriate sections. Then, sign it when you are done.
  • After you have completed an application form send it in person to the appropriate office. Pay as directed (if there is any).
  • After submission, the application as well as the other supporting documents are sent to be examined and verified.
  • Once the verification and verification procedures are completed the application will be approved by the authorities and they are then able to take the required actions to grant the certificate.
  • Once the Certificate is available to collect When the Certificate is ready to be collected, the person applying will be notified to collect through any means that are appropriate.

Application Online

Note: In order to benefit from an online filing application, the organization must have obtained an account to be able to access the e-filing.
  • To apply for e-filing, the applicant must go to the nearest FIRS office in person.
  • Contact information and addresses of the FIRS offices located in different locations within the Republic are available on the following link: – Office locator link
  • Visit the office and get an application form to sign up for e-filing through the appropriate department. Click here to download: – application form
  • Fill out the application form and provide relevant information as needed and return the completed application form to the office in order for the activation of your account via e-filing.
  • Pay the necessary fees to activate your account. You will receive the details of your user after completing some formal procedures.
  • To apply to obtain an Company Tax Clearance Certificate online The applicant needs to visit the FIRS ‘ online e-TCC website by clicking on the following link: – apply online
  • Click the link, and log to your account using your credentials. Your profile for tax payers is set up to be used in the manner you prefer.
  • Find the link to apply for an Tax Clearance Certificate and click on it.
  • The application form will open and you must fill it in with all the information required that was requested and upload the required documents whenever needed.
  • After that, submit the application by clicking the appropriate button. Once the form is submitted, it along with the other supporting documents are sent to be examined and verified.
  • After the verification and verification process is completed the application will be accepted and officials will take the necessary measures to give the Certificate.
  • Once the Certificate is available to collect When the Certificate is ready to be collected, the person applying will be notified to collect through any means that are appropriate.

Documents Required For Apply Tax Certificate

  • Tax Registration document containing TIN (as applicable)
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Financial Statements
  • Prior to obtaining a A Tax Clearance Certificate (if any)

Office Locations and Contacts

The Head Office,Federal Inland Revenue Services
Patrick Yakowa St,
Contact number: +234907 377 7777
Homepage homepage
Contact contact information and link
Office branch locator

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any registered business that is registered in Nigeria that owes taxes towards the Federal Inland Revenue Services, is eligible to apply for an exemption certificate.
  • The business must have been registered and have an Incorporation Certificate as well as a Registration Certificate.
  • The company should be declared itself a tax-paying organization in the Federal Inland Revenue Services and have an identification number as a tax payer.


Contact the authorities for fee details.


  • The applicants can use the following guidelines document to get details regarding the application for e-TCC: – User Manual
  • Candidates are advised to complete their applications in complete and attach all required documents in order in order to avoid rejection.

The Information You Need

  • Tax Identification Number
  • Company particulars
  • Contact information and email address
  • Financial details
  • The previously issued TCC number and the year
  • Tax details
  • Registration certificate number
  • Incorporation date

Need to have the Document

A Tax Clearance Certificate for Company could be required if the company has to proving that it is tax conformant to The Federal Inland Revenue Services and has paid all taxes due, when it is required to get any government service that is related to revenue.

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