You can obtain a tax clearance certificate from SARS. This certificate simply means that all your taxes are up to date. It also indicates that you have no money outstanding on any of your tax accounts. How long is a tax clearance certificate valid for. SARS has also changed the format of the tax clearance certificates. The certificate now contains a code which will be used to verify the certificate. This certificate is valid for up to one year, with condition that the tax compliance status is kept up to date. Please contact us for more information regarding tax clearance certificates.