17/07/2019

Revenue Intensify Brexit Preparations For Irish Businesses

Revenue has announced an eight-week intensified Brexit engagement programme for Irish businesses who trade with the UK.

The programme will focus on helping and supporting those businesses that will be impacted immediately by Brexit, from the moment it happens. Letters are being issued to traders, on a phased basis, outlining the most critical Brexit preparation steps they need to take in addition to having a customs registration, more commonly known as an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

Commenting on the programme Lynda Slattery, Head of Revenue's Brexit Policy Unit, said: "We are intensifying our engagement with businesses who we expect will be impacted by Brexit. Last year, Revenue wrote to approximately 84,000 businesses likely to be impacted by Brexit based on trading profiles for 2017. We now have trading data for 2018 and are writing out again to offer support and guidance to businesses in preparing for trade with the UK post Brexit.

"For many businesses this will be the second direct, detailed correspondence they will have received from Revenue regarding their Brexit preparations. However, for those businesses who only started trading with the UK in 2018 these letters contain key information regarding the preparation steps they need to take to ensure there is no disruption to their business when the UK leave the EU."


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