Supplementary declarations: completion timelines have been extended

Filling in paperwork

HMRC normally requires supplementary declarations to be submitted by the fifth working day of the month following a goods movement. However, HMRC recognises that businesses making supplementary declarations for the first time need extra support. HMRC is therefore giving you longer to submit your declaration information to TSS, allowing new users to get used to …

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Supplementary declarations: important information for goods moved between 1 January and 14 February 2021

Paperwork

The supplementary declaration is the final step in the import process and one that you are legally required to complete. If you moved goods between 1 January and 14 February, you will start receiving emails from TSS over the next month informing that you have supplementary declarations to complete. If you moved goods between 1- …

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TSS in Action: FAQs

Questions

Here are the most frequently raised topics last week, with links to where you can find detailed answers. 1. Supplementary declarations Supplementary declarations – the final declaration in the import process – remain the lead topic for traders. See the user guide on completing supplementary declarations here. 2. ‘At Risk’ Goods You can still apply …

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New £2000 SME Brexit Support Fund helps firms adjust to new trade rules

SME

HMRC is providing further support to help small- and medium-sized businesses adjust to new rules following Brexit and the end of transition from the EU Customs Union. SMEs established in the UK with no more than 500 employees can now claim up to £2,000 in grants from the SME Brexit Support Fund for advice and …

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How TSS supported one intermediary to complete their supplementary declarations

vat calculation

Abbey VAT & Customs Services, an intermediary supporting several traders, was approached by an NI client importing a vehicle from GB to then sell it on to a customer in Ireland. Despite adding the correct commodity codes, customs procedure codes and postponed VAT details, the trader was still receiving multiple error messages on CDS when …

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You can now use the TSS Duty Deferment Account to make duty payments – here’s how

Making a payment

You can now use TSS to make payments for any duty calculated in your supplementary declarations. For more information about the process for payments and dates you need to make them by, you can view the guide available here. Initially you will only be able to make payments associated with your declarations using the TSS …

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Planned downtime for Customs Declaration Service (CDS) – what you need to know

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From 9:00pm today (1 April) until 8:00am on 2 April all declaration and payment submissions from the TSS portal will be disabled while the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is upgraded by HMRC. This will not impact any declarations already completed through TSS or CDS. However, if you plan to move goods during or immediately after …

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Making duty payments: TSS Duty Deferment Account available soon

Payment of duty: consider your options

You will soon be able to use TSS to make payments for any duty calculated in your supplementary declarations. For more information about the process for payments and deadlines for when they need to be made, view our new guide here. Initially you will only be able to make payments associated with your declarations using the …

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How ‘one little code change’ makes the difference for a NI car dealer

TSS in action: ‘one little code change’ makes the difference for a NI car dealer

Eakin Bros Ltd, a car dealer based in Northern Ireland, contacted TSS for help processing their supplementary declarations through the portal last week.   A TSS agent supported the trader by looking up the commodity codes for the goods using the ‘Northern Ireland Online Tariff’ service.   Once the agent found the correct page for the goods in the …

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API facility expands to cater for controlled goods simplified frontier declarations

TSS API facility updated

If you submit large numbers of ENS declarations, you can automate the submission process through use of an API.  Following a recent upgrade, the API will soon support the upload of simplified frontier declarations for controlled goods as well as supplementary declarations for standard goods.   Guidance to support your development of an API can be found here. …

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