Dáil Éireann - Volume 432 - 17 June, 1993
Written Answers. - Tax Clearance Certificates.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
52. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Finance the average length of time it takes to obtain a tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Commissioners where an applicant's tax affairs are completed and up-to-date; if he has satisfied himself with the procedures involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister of Finance (Mr. B. Ahern) Minister of Finance (Mr. B. Ahern)
Minister of Finance (Mr. B. Ahern): I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the average length of time it takes to process an application for a tax clearance certificate from an applicant whose tax affairs are up-to-date is currently fifteen working days. The turnaround time in processing applications for tax clearance has lengthened somewhat  due to the substantial increase in the volume of tax clearance applications being received. Procedures are constantly monitored to ensure that an efficient service is provided to applicants for tax clearance.
Dáil Éireann 432 Written Answers. Tax Clearance Certificates.