VAT units

  • VAT – Breakdown of the data of certain VAT boxes by member of the VAT unit:

What information do I need to fill in an Intrastat declaration?

You can find this information in our Intrastat Manual - Part I – Basis.


How to send in an Intrastat declaration?

Intrastat returns can only be submitted via the internet application OneGate :


The following methods are possible in OneGate:

  • Manual data entry
  • Import a CSV-file in a report
  • Upload of declarations in XML-format

Instructions are set out step by step in the manual Intrastat via OneGate.

Uploading an Intrastat return in XML format in OneGate:

 As from the declarations for 2019*
                                          XML file description (PDF)
XML-scheme arrivals standard (xsd)
XML-scheme arrivals extended (xsd)
                                    XML scheme dispatches standard (xsd)
                                    XML scheme dispatches extended (xsd)
A2A file upload doc
Web Services doc

General documentation about OneGate (FAQ, access management,...)

For access problems:

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Does every Intrastat declarant have to request an access code for OneGate?

What is the difference between importing a CSV file and uploading an XML file in OneGate?

  • A CSV file only contains transaction lines. In OneGate, you must first select a report and a period for the declarant before importing the file
  • Apart from transaction lines, a OneGate XML file also contains the identification of the declarant, the type of reporting and the period. You can upload the file without first selecting a declarant or a report.

IDEP/CN8 for Windows

IDEP version 2016 is no longer being distributed by the National Bank of Belgium but directly through the company that developed the software. Technically speaking, this does not change anything for the end user.

Should you no longer wish to use IDEP, you may send in your declarations via the OneGate application.