Access control

The Revenue Online Service (ROS) has a specially designed access control system. This system allows an agent or 'administrator' in a firm to provide the appropriate access to ROS for staff within the business or practice. An example of an administrator in a firm would be a senior partner or financial controller.

This control system is hosted on ROS, but is maintained by the administrator. The administrator uses his or her digital certificate for identification and access.

Staff may have different levels of authorisation in relation to certain clients or in relation to filing certain returns. This can be the case in many tax practices and in larger businesses. Some may get permission to view certain details on ROS solely. Others may be enabled to file Value-Added Tax (VAT) returns while others may be enabled to file all returns on behalf of certain clients.

For more information, contact the ROS Helpdesk.