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Last Updated: 03/01/2018

News and Updates in relation to UK and Irish Payroll

PAYE Modernisation from January 2019

For details regarding the preparation for PAYE modernisation, employers should ensure that the correct PAYE processes and procedures are being followed. Please click on "Read More" below...
Read More 03/01/2018

Advance Notice of PRSI Changes For Computer Users 2018

For details of Advance notice of PRSI changes for computer users 2018 please click on "Read More" below...
Read More 25/10/2017

Budget 2018 - Ireland

Some of the changes announced in the Budget come into effect immediately. Others take effect from the beginning
of January 2018 or later in 2018. you can read more about these changes as below
Budget Summary, Revenue Commissioners 16/10/2017
Revenue Commissioners - Budget Information 16/10/2017
IPASS Fact Card Budget 2018 16/10/2017
Citizens Information - Budget Summary 16/10/2017

Minimum wage changing from €9.15 per hour to €9.25 per hour form Jan 2017

From 1 January 2017, under SI 516/2016, the statutory minimum wage will increase to €9.25 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission...
Read More 12/12/2016

Budget 2017 - Ireland

For details of Payroll changes effective from January 1st, 2017 announced in Budget 2017 can be found here...
Read More 14/10/2016

HM Revenue and Customs Employer Bulletin PAYE and Business tax 04 2016

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publishes the Employer Bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers and agents the latest information on topics and issues that may affect them. Read More 15/04/2016

Budget 2016 - Ireland

For details of Payroll changes effective after Budget 2016 can be found here... Read More 07/04/2016

PAYE Notice to Employers - November 2015

In December 2015... Read More 27/11/2015

Important Notice to Employers & Pension Providers - September 2015

part of our ongoing... Read More 27/11/2015

Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit - FAQ

An updated version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit is available on
the Revenue Website... Read More 27/11/2015

Taxation of illness benefit and occupational injury benefit

Revenue has updated the Employer's guide to PAYE in relation to the taxation of Taxation of illness benefit and occupational
injury benefit .. Read More 27/11/2015

500 Tax Free Voucher / Benefit

Finance Bill 2015, as amended at Committee Stage, provides for the introduction of a new statutory tax exemption for a voucher
or benefit (a tangible asset other than cash) provided .. Read More 27/11/2015

LPT and Tax Clearance Certificates

A Tax Clearance Certificate is a written confirmation from Revenue that a taxpayer's tax affairs are in order at the date of issue
of the Certificate All Public Sector contracts with a value .. Read More

Local Property Tax Information for Employers and Pension Providers

Property owners can choose to pay their Local Property Tax (LPT) for 2013 in one single payment or to phase their payments
from July 2013 to December 2013. One of the phased payment options which is made available is deduction at source from
salary or occupational pension.
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Tax treatment and reporting of Illness Benefit paid by the Department of Social Protection

Employers are reminded that with effect from 1 January 2012, all taxable Illness Benefit is to be included with earnings.
The option to reduce Tax Credits and Cut-Off Points no longer applies. Full instructions can be found in the Employer’s Guide to PAYE. Illness Benefit continues to be exempt from USC and PRSI.

Universal Social Charge (USC)

With effect from 1 January 2012, the deduction of USC changed to a cumulative basis, similar to the manner in which PAYE is deducted. Employers are urged to familiarise themselves with the contents of the USC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which is updated on an ongoing basis.
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Revenue PAYE Notice to Employers - December 2012

Revenue has issued a PAYE Notice to Employers in December 2012 which addressed a number of issues to include the "Obligation to keep a Register of Employees"
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BIK on Medical Insurance

The Health Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, as amended, provides that where medical insurance contracts
were entered into or renewed between 19th July 2009 and 31st December 2012, an age related tax credit (ARTC) applied to premiums in respect of insured persons aged 60 years and over
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Format of PPSNs for 2013

The DSP will commence issuing new format PPS numbers (PPSNs) in the first quarter of 2013 for new individual applicants.
The format of these numbers is 9 characters i.e. 7 numeric followed by 2 alpha characters with the second alpha character
being A (e.g. 1234567SA).
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Improved EU Social Security Rules

During 2012, new EU social security rules come into force to simplify access to social security for air hostesses, stewards and pilots and to improve access to unemployment benefit for self-employed frontier workers.
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Advance notice of PRSI changes for computer users

Advance notice of PRSI changes for computer users.
Read More 20/10/2014

2015 Ireland Budget Summary

2015 Ireland Budget Summary in terms of Tax Credits, Tax Bands, Universal Social Charge and Water Tax Credits.
Read More 17/11/2014