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Worker’s Compensation Exemption Certificate Clearance

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) issues a Worker’s Compensation Exemption Clearance Certificate to individual taxpayers who are independent contractors or otherwise not required to carry worker’s compensation insurance under the Worker’s Compensation Act of Indiana.

To receive this clearance certificate, individual taxpayers must meet the following requirements:

  • All Indiana tax returns must be filed and up to date.
  • All outstanding tax delinquencies must be paid in full.
  • All payments must be made using guaranteed funds.
  • Form WCE-1 must be filed using guaranteed funds for the $20.00 non-refundable application fee.

Mail all required documentation to:
Indiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 2305
Indianapolis, IN 46206

For more information regarding a Worker’s Compensation Exemption Clearance Certificate, contact DOR at 317-232-5977, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET.

Find more information on this certificate from the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana, including access to the paper form.

Learn more about what an independent contractor needs to know when filing Indiana taxes.