Tax Clearance Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals seeking a standard tax clearance

What is a Certificate of Tax Clearance?

A Certificate of Tax Clearance is a comprehensive review to determine and ensure that the applicant account is in current compliance with all applicable

The status of, and information pertaining to a tax clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

The Certificate of Tax Clearance and corresponding confirmation number (printed on the certificate) is used as proof of the approved clearance.

Why would I need a Certificate of Tax Clearance?

You may be required to provide a Kansas tax clearance certificate or letter as part of a loan approval, to obtain a contract, apply for citizenship, as part of an employment application, professional licensing, passport applications, political appointments, grant applications and other various reasons.

Can anyone request an official Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

According to Kansas Law, tax information is CONFIDENTIAL. An official tax clearance certificate or letter for an individual will only be released to the following:

  • The individual taxpayer themselves
  • An individual who has notarized authorization from the taxpayer to request and receive tax information. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)
  • An individual who has statutory authority or legal power of attorney to request and receive tax information for the taxpayer. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)

For how long is a Certificate of Tax Clearance valid?

A tax clearance is valid for 90 days after its issue date. The expiration date is noted on the certificate or letter. To renew a tax clearance, you will have to submit a new request.

Submit a tax clearance request.
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Businesses seeking a standard tax clearance

What is a tax Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

A Certificate of Tax Clearanceis a comprehensive review to determine and ensure that the applicant account is in current compliance with all applicable

The status of, and information pertaining to a tax clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

The Certificate of Tax Clearance and corresponding confirmation number (printed on the certificate) is used as proof of the approved clearance.

Why would my business need a Certificate of Tax Clearance?

You may be required to provide a Kansas tax clearance certificate or letter as part of a loan approval, to obtain a contract, obtain a business license, company acquisitions, selling of business assets, merging corporations, franchise rules, and various other reasons.

Can anyone request an official Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

According to Kansas Law, tax information is CONFIDENTIAL. An official tax clearance certificate or letter for a business will only be released to the following:

  • The business owner
  • A corporate officer, office manager, or other appointed official of the company
  • An individual who has notarized authorization from the business owner or officer to request and receive tax information. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)
  • An individual who has statutory authority or legal power of attorney to request and receive tax information on behalf of the business. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)

For how long is a Certificate of Tax Clearance valid?

A tax clearance is valid for 90 days after its issue date. The expiration date is noted on the certificate or letter. To renew a tax clearance, you will have to submit a new request.

Submit a tax clearance request.
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Companies bidding on state contracts

Kansas statute requires any business or individual bidding on state contracts to submit an approved tax clearance, which is to be included in the contract proposal package, or contract renewal request.
The Statutory requirements for tax clearance are as follows:

75-3740(c) Any or all bids may be rejected, and a bid shall be rejected if it contains any material alteration or erasure. The Director of Purchasing may reject the bid of any bidder who is in arrears on taxes due the state, or who has failed to perform satisfactorily on a previous contract with the state. The Secretary of Revenue is hereby authorized to exchange such information with the Director of Purchasing as is necessary to effectuate the preceding sentence notwithstanding any other provision of law prohibiting disclosure of the contents of taxpayer records or information.

What is a Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

A Certificate of Tax Clearance is a comprehensive review to determine and ensure that the applicant account is in current compliance with all applicable

The status of, and information pertaining to a tax clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

The Certificate of Tax Clearance and corresponding confirmation number (printed on the certificate) is used as proof of the approved clearance.

Can anyone request an official tax clearance certificate or letter?

Tax information is CONFIDENTIAL. An official tax clearance certificate or letter for a business will only be released to the following:

  • The business owner
  • A corporate officer, office manager, or other appointed official of the company
  • An individual who has notarized authorization from the business owner or officer to request and receive tax information. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)
  • An individual who has statutory authority or legal power of attorney to request and receive tax information on behalf of the business. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)

For how long is a Certificate of Tax Clearance valid?

A tax clearance is valid for 90 days after its issue date. The expiration date is noted on the certificate or letter. To renew a tax clearance, you will have to submit a new request.

Submit a tax clearance request.
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Individuals bidding on state contracts

Kansas statute requires any business or individual bidding on state contracts to submit an approved tax clearance, which is to be included in the contract proposal package, or contract renewal request.

The Statutory requirements for tax clearance are as follows:

75-3740(c) Any or all bids may be rejected, and a bid shall be rejected if it contains any material alteration or erasure. The Director of Purchasing may reject the bid of any bidder who is in arrears on taxes due the state, or who has failed to perform satisfactorily on a previous contract with the state. The Secretary of Revenue is hereby authorized to exchange such information with the Director of Purchasing as is necessary to effectuate the preceding sentence notwithstanding any other provision of law prohibiting disclosure of the contents of taxpayer records or information.

What is a Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

A Certificate of Tax Clearance is a comprehensive review to determine and ensure that the applicant account is in current compliance with all applicable

The status of, and information pertaining to a tax clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

The Certificate of Tax Clearance and corresponding confirmation number (printed on the certificate) is used as proof of the approved clearance.

Can anyone request an official Certificate of Tax Clearance or letter?

According to Kansas Law, tax information is CONFIDENTIAL. An official tax clearance certificate or letter for a business will only be released to the following:

  • The business owner
  • A corporate officer, office manager, or other appointed official of the company
  • An individual who has notarized authorization from the business owner or officer to request and receive tax information. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)
  • An individual who has statutory authority or legal power of attorney to request and receive tax information on behalf of the business. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)

For how long is a Certificate of Tax Clearance valid?

A tax clearance is valid for 90 days after its issue date. The expiration date is noted on the certificate or letter. To renew a tax clearance, you will have to submit a new request.

Submit a tax clearance request.
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State employment applicants:

Applicants for any State of Kansas job posting are required to submit a tax clearance certificate with their application.

What is a Certificate of Tax Clearance?

A Certificate of Tax Clearance is a comprehensive review to determine and ensure that the applicant account is in current compliance with all applicable

The status of, and information pertaining to a tax clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

The Certificate of Tax Clearance and corresponding confirmation number (printed on the certificate) is used as proof of the approved clearance.

What if I cannot obtain an approved tax clearance due to a liability or other related problem?

Your application will not be considered complete without a certificate of tax clearance. Contact the position's recruiter with any questions regarding late or missing items for the application package.

Can anyone request an official tax clearance certificate or letter?

Tax information is CONFIDENTIAL. An official tax clearance certificate or letter for a business will only be released to the following:

  • The business owner
  • A corporate officer, office manager, or other appointed official of the company
  • An individual who has notarized authorization from the business owner or officer to request and receive tax information. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)
  • An individual who has statutory authority or legal power of attorney to request and receive tax information on behalf of the business. (Please provide a copy. Cannot use online application.)

For how long is a Certificate of Tax Clearance valid?

A tax clearance is valid for 90 days after its issue date. The expiration date is noted on the certificate or letter. To renew a tax clearance, you will have to submit a new request.

Submit a tax clearance request.
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