Department of Revenue - Certificate of Compliance


Act 2015-382 eliminated the Certificate of Good Standing and required the Department of Revenue to establish a process where those requiring assurance about an entity's compliance to have the ability to request a Certificate of Compliance. The Certificate of Compliance provides assurance that as of the time of the request, the entity for which the request is made, is in compliance with all state taxes administered by the Department of Revenue. The Certificate of Compliance can only be requested using this on-line application process, and there is a $13.30 charge associated with each request. Even though the request for the Certificate of Compliance is generated through electronic means, the process of determining if an entity is in compliance is currently a manual process that may involve input from multiple sections within the Alabama Department of Revenue, so please allow adequate time for this process when making your request. The Department will try to process most requests within 3-5 business days, but there may be instances where additional time is needed to process a request.

Special Notes:

Once a certificate has been issued it will only be available to download for 15 days.

Certificates will NOT be mailed. You must return to this website to retrieve your certificate.

You may check the status of your request at any time by returning to this site and selecting the "Retrieve or Check the Status of my Request" link and entering your request code issued with your receipt.

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Technical Support: 866-353-3468 or
Policy Questions: 334-242-1189