How to Obtain Tax Clearance Certificate in Sri Lanka

Obtaining Tax Clearance Certificate for Those Who do not have Income Tax File or PAYE … Tax Payer Service Unit: 1st Floor, Department of Inland Revenue


  1. Obtain an application from the Department of Inland Revenue’s Tax Payer Service Unit.
  2. Complete and submit the application together with required supporting documents.
  3. The Tax Payer Service Unit is accepting application from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Required Documents

To those who are leaving the country:

  • Completed application.
  • Ask a representative from the Tax Payer Service Unit for other documents that must be attached to your application

For other purpose:

  • If person engaged in trade, business, carrier or employment: Statement of Account

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue Building,
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,
P.O. Box 515
Colombo 02.

Telephone:+94 11 2 135135
Fax:+94 11 2 337777

Tax Payer Service Unit
1st Floor, Department of Inland Revenue,
Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,
Colombo 02

Assessor’s Office
Telephone: +94-11-3009289


Applications requesting for the issuance of Tax Clearance Certificates are processed by the Department of Inland Revenue’s Tax Payer Service Unit (see address below).

Need for the Document

This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate.

External Links

Government Information Centre

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