Payment methods


There are two options available to traders for the payment of the following charges:

  • Customs Duty
  • Excise Duty
  • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
  • Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT).

You can pay:

  • by cash
  • or
  • by using our deferred payment facility, once authorised.

Cash payment

Once you are registered for C&E, you automatically have a TAN account under the same number as your C&E registration number. You must have credit available on the account before you submit a declaration. Any credit remaining at the end of each month rolls over to the next month. You can pay by using the following methods:

Credit card and debit card

This option is only available to customers of the following business divisions:

  • Business Division
  • and
  • Personal Division. 

This option is not available to customers of the following business divisions: 

  • Large Corporates Division,
  • Medium Enterprises Division
  • or
  • Large Cases - High Wealth Individuals Division.

Single debit instruction

You can access this secure online application either through Revenue Online Service (ROS) or myAccount.

Please see Further guidance for more information about using Revenue's online payment facility to make payments of VAT at import, Customs Duty and Excise Duty.

Please see On-Line Payments for more information about using Revenue's online payment facility to make VRT payments.

Deferred payment

The deferred payment system (bank direct debit scheme) is an authorisation that allows you to defer payment of certain charges. These charges include Customs Duty, VAT at import, Excise Duty and VRT. You must lodge a bank guarantee and comply with the conditions of the authorisation. The authorisation allows you, once approved, to pay the duties and taxes due by direct debit in the following month. Excise traders operating from a warehouse must operate on a deferred basis only.

Next: How to apply for a customs deferred payment authorisation