Change to the monthly deadline for submitting Intrastat declarations

From 1 April 2012, Intrastat declarations must be submitted by the 21st day of the month. This means that your declarations will be due 21 days after the end of the month in which you have EU trade to declare. Therefore, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) must receive your March 2012 Intrastat declaration by 21 April.

Electronic submission of declarations

From 1 April 2012, HMRC will not accept Intrastat declarations on paper forms C1500 and C1501.

You will need to provide your Intrastat declarations using online forms or other electronic formats, for example, Comma Separated Variable File (CSV off line form) or Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).


Businesses that are required to submit declarations for their trade with other EU Member States using an Intrastat declaration. This is limited to those with intra-EU trade in excess of £600,000 per annum for arrivals (EU imports) and/or £250,000 per annum for dispatches (EU exports).