The Revenue Online Services requires you to complete a three step registration process. Two of these steps involve them posting a letter to you at your registered taxation address (so remember to update your address if you move home).
Step 1 – Apply for your ROS Access Number
You then click on “Step 1- Apply for your RAN” (RAN = Revenue Access Number)
For Self Employed persons, you are completing Part A of the form. You are Registering for Income Tax (Tax Type) and the ID No. is your PPS Number. Once you have completed this, click on “Submit”.
You will then be presented with another form to enter your name, and telephone number. Before clicking submit.
It is then a matter of waiting a week or two for them to post out your RAN (Revenue Online Services Access Number).
Step 2 – Apply for your Digital Certificate.
As instructed in the letter the Revenue team post you, you then need to go back to the website mentioned above: Register for Online Services.
Click onto the “Apply for Digital Certificate” button.
This will present you with a screen to enter your ROS Access Number (Mailed to you in Step 1). You will also be required to enter your Tax Registration Number (PPSN) and your correspondance email address.
Before you can move onto step 3, Revenue will post you another letter, so as you can access your Digital Certificate.
Step 3 – Retrieving Digital Certificate
You can follow the instruction on the letter posted to you. You will then be able to log into ROS.