You may be aware that from the 1st January 2016, Revenue changed their tax clearance application and verification systems. Paper Tax Clearance Certificates will no longer be issued for a 12 month period.
Revenue will move to providing for real-time ongoing tax clearance. This is to be known as eTax Clearance.
With electronic Tax Clearance, real-time on-going review means that an organisation’s tax clearance status will be re-assessed at different stages throughout the year and an organisation’s clearance certificate can be withdrawn if their tax affairs are not kept in order. Paper Tax Clearance Certificates will no longer be issued for a 12 month period.
Please note if you have sent your TCAN details to Pobal and you are still seeing a red flag for your Tax Clearance status this does not necessarily mean Pobal have not received the information or that you will not receive payment. The PIP red flag system is based on the previous paper based system and it will take a number of weeks before the red flag system can be updated on PIP to match the new eTax Clearance system.
So what does this mean for Early Years Services?
Services must apply online to receive a Tax Clearance Access Number (TCAN).
In general most services as they are regarded as business/self-employed will be doing this through Revenue Online Service (ROS).
Further information on ROS can be found at: www.revenue.ie