Balance enquiry

If you are a customs and excise trader or a VRT trader, you can view your cash and deferred payment balance amount online. You can do this by following the instructions below. You must register for Revenue Online Services (ROS) to use this balance enquiry facility.

This facility allows you to view the deferred and cash balance for:

  • customs declarations (SAD deferred)
  • excise declarations (EDE deferred)
  • VRT declarations.

If you are a customs and excise trader you can view your Trader Account Number (TAN) balance if you:

  • log into ROS
  • go to ‘Revenue Record’ Tab
  • select ‘Statement of Account’ from the options listed
  • select C&E from Tax Type field and enter TAN number
  • select relevant option from Taxation list.

Balance details will present instantly.

See eCustoms Notification 012/2018  for further assistance.

If you are a VRT trader you can view your VRT account balance if you:

  • log into ROS
  • go to ‘Revenue Record’ Tab
  • select ‘VRT’ from the search by field and enter TAN number in number field
  • select ‘VRT’ from Tax Type field and enter TAN number in Registration number field
  • select Fact account query for cash balance details or deferred account query for deferred account balance.

The balance details will be sent to your inbox in ROS.

Alternatively, if you wish to develop dedicated software to use this facility, the message details are available in the technical schema.

Further information

Revenue operates a helpline for queries.