Revenue eBrief No. 117/24

09 April 2024

ROS - Return Preparation Facility (RPF)

Tax and Duty Manual Part 38-06-01B Return Preparation Facility (RPF) has been updated to include

(i) a reference in paragraph 2 that the RPF is available when ROS is unavailable during upgrades, and a link to the RPF is accessible from the ROS ‘site down’ message, and

(ii) information in Appendix 1 on two additional forms available in the RPF:

  • Capital Acquisitions Tax Form IT38
  • Excise Licence ROM1 Form.

The Return Preparation Facility (RPF) can be accessed through a link on the ROS Login screen.  Forms prepared and saved using the RPF must be uploaded using ROS Online to Sign and Submit the return (and thereby meet the filing obligation). 

As newer versions of forms are made available in the RPF, they will not be available in the ROS Offline application. Over time the RPF will be replacing the ROS Offline application for the majority of forms however, the ROS Offline will still be used for some forms.

Appendix 1 contains information on the specified Form types available in the RPF. Work is ongoing to develop additional forms in RPF, in line with the regular annual or periodic update of such forms.