DIAN Certificate: Requirements, Uses and MORE

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The Special Administrative Unit Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN) guarantees the fiscal security of the Colombian State and protects the national economic public order, through the administration and control of due compliance with tax, customs, exchange obligations, among others.

DIAN is an entity attached to the Ministry of Finance and is established as a Special Administrative Unit. If you want to know how to get the DIAN certificate, what is its use and how long does the process take, stay here and keep reading! This article is for you.

Requirements for the DIAN Certificate

The tax status certificate is a document issued by the DIAN that certifies that you have submitted tax returns, self-assessments or any other procedure related to the fulfillment of your obligations. Thus, it is recorded whether or not there are outstanding debts or some type of sanction for non-compliance with tax provisions.

Next, we will explain in a very simple way the requirements for the DIAN certificate Take note!

  1. You must register, select the type of document, the document number and the document issue date.
  2. Once registered, you will enter the option »Registered Users».
  3. You are going to enter the organization’s document number, the type of document, the number and your password.
  4. When you access your virtual account, you will go to the «Favorites» section where you will find the link to download the copy of the RUT.
  5. Finally, you will obtain the copy of the RUT.
If the copy is required by a natural person, you must select the option «In your own name» otherwise select «NIT» and enter your access code, in case you have forgotten it, enter through the option «Password Recovery»

This document certifies the nature, as well as the amount and payments of income tax and complementary taxes. Likewise, it covers the wealth tax and the withholdings made in the country to a natural or legal person, during a certain period.

Here we will leave you some advantages about the DIAN Certificate:

  • You can apply for the certificate issued by DIAN at any time of the year.
  • The procedure is completely free.
  • The document delivery period is 15 business days from the date of the request.
  • The certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.

Uses of the DIAN Certificate

This Certificate contains various uses, it is good that you know that this DIAN certificate It is of the utmost importance, since this constitutes the guarantee of the good behavior that the taxpayer has. Similarly, if you own a business and plan to sell it, your credibility will be supported by showing that your attributes are found today.

Also, if you are looking for a partner, this document will be extremely important as this will show that your company is solvent in everything. In addition, it will be of great help to avoid double taxation and to be able to prove to the tax administration of another country that you are complying with the obligations imposed by Colombia.

This document certifies the nature, as well as the amount and payments of income tax and complementary taxes. Likewise, it covers the wealth tax and the withholdings made in the country to a natural or legal person, during a certain period.

Validity and Costs of the DIAN Certificate

The DIAN certificate It is valid for approximately one year from the date of issue, the procedure has no cost, therefore, it is completely free, as well as the form required for this.

In case you present your expired DIAN Certificate, you can renew it by following these simple steps.

  1. Enter DIAN.
  2. Select the option «Registered Users»
  3. On the login screen, in the «Enter on behalf of» box, select the option «On own name.»
  4. Verify the identification and location data of the Single Tax Registry (RUT) and, if modifications are required, update the RUT before continuing with the digital mechanism renewal process, following the instructions published in the RUT update card.
  5. If the data of your RUT does not need to be updated, continue immediately with the renewal procedure or enter by menu the option «Self-management» where you can check the validity or renew the digital mechanism.
  6. When you click on the option «Certificate Renewal», the system will ask you to sign the transaction with your current digital certificate and will generate the acknowledgment of receipt.
  7. Generate the renewal PDF and keep it on hand for activation.
  8. Proceed to activate and download the digital mechanism, taking into account the details of the renewal form.

How long does the process take?

The delivery period from the moment the procedure is carried out is 15 business days, this certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue. It is suggested to renew 30 days before its expiration. This procedure can be done at any time of the year.

DIAN also gives you the option of being able to check your balances in favor directly in the returns (in the «balance in favor» box) or by entering DIAN’s IT services by doing click here, transactional menu and submenu access to information systems

In the event that you have any doubt, inconvenience or claim, do not hesitate to contact the customer service center, using the following number, which is exclusively used for requests, claims, suggestions or congratulations 057 (1) 6070828 Bogotá.

Telephone service hours from Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Frequent questions

  • What is a tax status certificate?

It is a document that allows certifying the nature, amount and payment of income and complementary taxes; of the tax and payment to the patrimony or of the retentions in the source paid or withheld in the country.


  • Who can request the Tax Status Certificate?

All natural or legal persons, taxpayers of income and complementary taxes.

  • What are the requirements to request the Tax Status Certificate?

The procedure is established in paragraph 2 of article 3 of Resolution 26 of April 11, 2019.

  • Can you request a Tax Status Certificate for any year?

NO A certificate of tax status more than five (5) years old may be requested.

  • To which agency is the request for the issuance of the Tax Status Certificate addressed?

The applicant can file the duly completed 1381 form and the supporting documents in the GIT.

  • What is the validity period of the Tax Status Certificate?

As of the issuance of Resolution 00026 of April 11, 2019, the tax status certificate is valid indefinitely.

  • How do I claim the Tax Status certificate?

If the user is in the city of Bogotá, he can claim the certificate personally or with the authorization of the petitioner at the Subdirectorate for International Control Management.

  • Where can I follow up on the Tax Status Certification request?

The applicant can follow up on the request by contacting the International Control Management Sub-Directorate at 6079999 Ext 907302.

  • What result do you get from the request?

If the application meets the requirements demanded by the DIAN, the format with code 1380 called Certification on Tax Situation is issued.

What is the DIAN Certificate?

The tax status certificate is a document issued by the DIAN, which certifies that you have submitted tax returns, self-assessments or any other procedure related to the fulfillment of your obligations. This is how it is recorded whether or not there are outstanding debts or some type of sanction for non-compliance with provisions tributary.

This document certifies the nature, as well as the amount and payments of income tax and complementary taxes. Likewise, it covers the wealth tax and the withholdings made in the country to a natural or legal person, during a certain period.

  • You can apply for the certificate issued by DIAN at any time of the year.
  • The procedure is completely free.
  • The document delivery period is 15 business days from the date of the request.
  • The certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • The certificate DIAN tributary constitutes an endorsement of your good behavior as a taxpayer.

Likewise, if you plan to sell your company or if you are looking for a partner who wants to contribute capital, a good part of your credibility will be supported by showing that your taxes are up to date and that the company is solvent in everything.

In addition, it is very useful to avoid double taxation and prove to the tax administration of another country that you are complying with your tax obligations in Colombia.

What are you waiting to obtain your DIAN Certificate? You already have all the information you need!

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