How to submit Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRS)

8 September 2020

Who is this service for

From 7 September 2020, Revenue will introduce changes to how Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) are submitted. Reporting Entities and Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) [1]  will be required to submit all STRs to Revenue, using Revenue‘s Online Service (ROS) only. Revenue will no longer accept hard copy (paper) STRs from that date onwards.

Reporting Entities will continue to submit STRs to both Revenue and An Garda Síochána’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), as dual reporting remains a requirement.

New enhancements to online services for Reporting Suspicious Transactions

Enhanced online services will allow Reporting Entities to:

  • Complete and submit an online form detailing suspicious activity.  This file can be saved and later uploaded to An Garda Síochána’s FIUs GoAML system.
  • Upload a single or multiple STR returns in XML format. You can also firstly complete the form in An Garda Síochána’s FIUs GoAML system and download the generated XML to upload in Revenue.
  • Save attachments.
  • Receive on-line acknowledgements of STRs submitted.

What you need to use the service

To use the service, you will need:

  • Revenue Online Service (ROS) login details and a valid ROS digital certificate.
  • To register on ROS for STR reporting obligations.  The FIU Organisation ID, which is available on An Garda Síochána GoAML website is required for STR registration.
  • ROS sub-user certificate for all MLROs for STR reporting. This can be done using the Admin Services tab on ROS.

How to find out more

  • Go to https://www.revenue.ie/en/online-services/services/register-for-an-online-service/submit-suspicious-transaction-reports.aspx or sign up for our upcoming webinar here which will walk you through the process.