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Steps to Take When You're Missing DAC7 Data

DAC7 data missing? Learn the crucial steps to collect and correct your data before the January 31st deadline.


Oh no! DAC7 reporting is due in 2 weeks (or less), and you have realized that your collected data needs to be corrected or is missing entirely. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to address this issue with ease.

Step 1: Verify Your Sellers' TIN and VAT Numbers

Of course, the first step would be to verify your sellers’ Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) and VAT numbers. Upon doing this, you might realize that some of the data you have is incorrect. If so, proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Reach Out to Your Sellers

The next step is to contact your sellers as soon as possible. Remember, people take time to go through their emails and may take a few days to reply. Additionally, sellers from certain markets may be apprehensive about sharing private information such as their personal TIN. This is why effective and clear communication is crucial. Here’s a template to help you request the necessary information and documents:

"Dear [Seller's Name],

In the process of compiling our DAC7 report, we have identified some discrepancies in your data. To avoid any tax-related issues, please provide the following information:

[list specific data required]

If there's any confusion, please also provide a copy of your valid government-issued ID or relevant tax documents. This step will help confirm the authenticity of the data and reduce the risk of errors in our reporting.

We appreciate your immediate attention to this matter and are here to assist you if you have any questions. Thank you!

Best regards, 

[Your Name]"

Step 3: Update and Verify the New Data Collected

Once you receive the updated information from your sellers, thoroughly verify it. If correct, update your records immediately. If there are still discrepancies, don’t hesitate to respond to their email for further clarification or request additional documentation such as a valid government-issued ID or relevant tax documents to ensure everything is correct and complete.

Step 4: Submit Your Reporting!

Finally, with all the correct data in place, you're ready to submit your DAC7 reporting. Make sure to review all the information one last time before submission to avoid any last-minute errors.


Handling missing or incorrect DAC7 data can seem overwhelming, especially with a looming deadline. However, by following these structured steps and maintaining clear communication with your sellers, you can mitigate this obstacle easily. All the best for your DAC7 reporting!

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