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Division of Taxation

Business Tax Clearance Certification Required for Receiving State Grants, Incentives, and Rebates

New Jersey offers grants, incentives, and rebates to businesses, and every recipient must obtain a business assistance tax clearance certificate from the Division of Taxation.

After July 1, 2017, any applicant for certification that can't obtain a Premier Business Services account may submit a paper application (Gtb-10) for business assistance tax clearance. All others must request their clearance certificate through the Premier Business Services Portal. There is no fee for requesting a certificate through the portal.

The Division will return any paper application received from a business that can qualify and register for an account on the Premier Business Services portal. (Trusts, banking institutions, insurance companies, individuals, and local governments such as school districts and counties generally cannot register for a Premier Business Services account.)

How to Use Premier Business Services to Obtain Certification

If you aren't registered with Premier Business Services, visit the Premier Business Services portal and select New Users Only – Create an Account and follow instructions. View detailed instructions .

If you are already registered with Premier Business Services, log in. Go to the Tax & Revenue Center. From there, select Business Incentive Tax Clearance. If your account is compliant with its tax obligations and no liabilities exist, the Business Incentive Tax Clearance can be printed directly through the portal.

Questions regarding your account may be directed to 609-292-9292 or via email at Premier Services Registration at

Individuals require a paper application

The Application for Business Assistance Tax Clearance   must be completed, signed by the applicant, and submitted to the Division of Taxation, at the address listed on the application. Payment must be made by check or money order. An application received without payment will not be processed.

Business Assistance or Incentive Tax Clearance certificates may be requested for aid offered by the following State agencies:

  • Board of Public Utilities (Clean Energy Program)
  • Department of Community Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Labor & Workforce Development (Labor Training Programs)
  • Economic Development Authority
  • New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
  • New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission
  • New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology
  • New Jersey Department of Children & Families
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • New Jersey Department of Treasury (Angel Investor Tax Credit, Grow NJ Tax Credit)
  • New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
  • New Jersey Secretary of State

Business Assistance and Incentive Clearance certificates may not be used for any Division of Taxation License Renewal including:

  • liquor licenses
  • cigarette licenses
  • motor fuel licenses
  • lottery agent applications
  • UEZ applications
  • DEP clearances
  • DCA clearances
  • MVC suspensions
  • As a substitute for a Certificate of Good Standing
  • As a substitute for a Tax Clearance Certificate for corporate tax matters (form A-5088-TC )

Questions regarding the Business Assistance or Incentive Clearances may be emailed to

NOTE: A Tax Clearance Certificate will only be issued to businesses or individuals who are registered with the New Jersey Division of Revenue. If you need more information regarding the registration process, proceed to the New Jersey Division of Revenue website.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 09/06/23