Information for Suppliers

Accounts Payable is responsible for the processing and timely payment of all supplier and subcontractor invoices.

A significant aspect of this function includes accurate tax accounting treatment on all supplier and subcontractor invoices for, VAT, RCT and PSWT.

UCC Purchase Order Policy

  • UCC does not accept responsibility for goods and services supplied, except under an official Purchase Order.
  • Valid Purchase Orders will be emailed to the supplier.
  • You should not accept an order without a valid P.O. number.
  • Please do not accept a P.O. for a value that is lower than the proposed invoice(s) value. Invoices received with a larger value than P.O. will be returned unpaid.
  • It is UCC’s policy to only pay invoices that quote a valid UCC P.O. Number and individual Invoice Number.
  • Any invoices received without a UCC P.O. Number (or invoice number) will be returned unpaid.
  • All Purchase Order Invoices should be sent directly and once only to: 

Credit Terms

Standard credit terms from receipt of invoice are 30 days.

Tax Clearance Certificate Procedure

UCC is required by Irish Revenue to hold a copy valid TCC on file for any supplier whereby their annual business with the University exceeds €10,000 in a twelve-month period, regardless of tax residency or VAT status (Tax Clearance Certificate Procedure).

If you currently hold a valid TCC, please e-mail a copy to at your earliest convenience.

If you do not currently hold a valid TCC, you will need to submit a completed application form directly to Irish Revenue.

Any queries you have regarding the status of your application should be submitted directly to Irish Revenue:

Irish Revenue Contact details:

Tel: 00353 61 488 000

Fax: 00353 61 488 476


Professional Services Withholding Tax (PSWT)

Professional Services Withholding Tax (PSWT) is a tax that applies to payments by accountable persons for certain professional services.

PSWT is deducted at the rate of 20% from payments made for certain professional services.

Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT)

Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT) is a withholding tax that applies to certain payments by principal contractors to subcontractors in the construction, forestry and meat-processing industries. The rates of tax are 0%, 20% and 35%.

University VAT / EORI Number

UCC's VAT/EORI Number is:  IE 0006286E 

University Tax Clearance Certificate

Tax Clearance Confirmation.

University Charitable Status Number

UCC's Charitable Status Number is:  CHY1691

Contact us

Invoices should be sent to:

Account Payable queries:

Tax Clearance Certificate queries:

Accounts Payable Office

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