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Intrastat step three: legal responsibilities and requirements


Businesses with EU trade above the Intrastat threshold are legally obliged to:

  • submit timely SDs by the 21st day of each month following the month of account
  • submit accurate SDs
  • keep a copy of every SD they make or which is made on their behalf
  • keep copies of all papers and documents which have been used to compile SDs
  • keep records for 6 years, these can include computerised records in a legible format in line with VAT requirements

For more information, see Notice 60 Intrastat general guide.