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Question: How can I find out if the business I just purchased was current with its taxes?
When a business is purchased the seller must pay any sales taxes due within 10 days of the sale. The new business owner may become liable for any unpaid tax due on the sales made by the previous owner if the taxes are not remitted.

The purchaser should request from the seller a tax status letter. The Department of Revenue will supply this information only at the present owner's (seller's) request. The letter will indicate whether all business tax filings are current.

To obtain a tax status letter, the seller must request the information by filling out the form DR 0096 Request for Tax Status Letter" and remit the appropriate fees. It could take 6 weeks for the seller to receive the information.

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