How to Obtain a Tax Status Certificate in Ecuador: Step-by-Step

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What is it?

A Tax Status Certificate in Ecuador is an official document required for various financial and legal processes. It validates your tax status and compliance with Ecuadorian tax laws, ensuring you are up-to-date with your tax obligations.

Who needs it?

The ideal customers for this service are expatriates living in Ecuador, foreign investors, businesses operating in Ecuador, and individuals needing legal documentation for financial transactions or residency applications.


  1. Gather all required documents for the application and ensure they are current.
  2. Visit the Servicio de Rentas Internas (SRI) website or the nearest office.
  3. Fill out the application form for a Tax Status Certificate.
  4. Submit the application form along with the necessary documents.
  5. Pay any applicable fees and receive a receipt of submission.
  6. Await confirmation and approval from SRI.
  7. Once approved, collect your Tax Status Certificate in-person or download it from the SRI website.

Required documents

  • Identification proof (passport, ID card)
  • Proof of residence in Ecuador (utility bill, rental agreement)
  • Recent tax returns or tax payment receipts
  • Legal documents for businesses (registration, permits)
  • Proof of income (salary slips, bank statements)

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Additional details

  • The process may take a few weeks, so apply ahead of any deadlines.
  • Ensuring all documents are up-to-date can expedite the process.
  • Consulting a tax advisor in Ecuador can be helpful for complex cases.
  • Use the SRI website for online applications and detailed guidelines.


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