tax registration certificate

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Tax registration certificate is a required document for businesses and certain entities to have in order to conduct their activities in a jurisdiction. The tax registration certificate is often a part of or issued alongside a business license. The certificate serves the purpose of confirming the business has been registered for tax purposes and can file its own tax return. Tax registration certificates may differ for certain entities like non-profit organizations, and their format and contents will vary based on the municipality, state, or other jurisdiction. 

[Last updated in October of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]