VAT registrations - update July 2018

Jul 09, 2018

We have heard from members of their experiences of delays in the VAT registration process and we continue to raise this matter with Revenue at the TALC forums.   Revenue told us that improvements to the VAT registration process are on their agenda.  A new dual registration system is expected to reduce the processing time for domestic registrations.  Revenue maintain that often incomplete information to support VAT registrations is delaying the process. 

Following requests from practitioners at the TALC forums, a checklist was produced by Revenue in 2016 and is still valid.  It lists the supporting information that should be provided with an online VAT registration.  The supporting information should be submitted to Revenue via MyEnquiries, eBrief No. 68/16 outlines how to do this. 

The checklist is available here