First time Contracting in Ireland
Irish PPS Number
A Personal Public Service Number (PPS Number) is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits and public services. It is imperative to hold a PPS Number in order to process your payroll through the Irish PAYE system.
The Department of Social Protection can provide you with a PPS Number once you arrive in Ireland. However, prior to your arrival, you will need to book an appointment at your nearest Social Welfare Office so you can apply for your PPS Number.
To arrange this appointment, please log on to http://www.welfare.ie
Once your PPS number is issued you must register an online Revenue Account.
Accommodation in Ireland
Below are some of the most popular rental websites for securing accommodation in Ireland
*If you are relocating for your Contract you can claim tax relief on the first 3 months accommodation costs.
Irish Tax System
The Irish tax year runs from 1 January to 31 December.
From January 2019 PAYE Modernisation is the new method in which reporting pay, tax and other deductions must be submitted to Revenue by a new real time reporting regime.
PAYE Modernisation abolishes the reporting obligations for P30s, P45s, P46s, P35s and the generation of P60s.
From January 2019, Revenue require everyone to hold an online Revenue Account. To set up your account simply follow the link https://www.ros.ie/myaccount-web/register.html?execution=e1s1
|Single/Widowed Person or||First €35,300 @ 20%|
|Surviving Civil Partner||Balance @ 40%|
|Qualifying for the Single Person||First €39,300 @ 20%|
|Child Carer Tax Credit||Balance @ 40%|
|Married Couple or||First €43,550 @ 20%|
|Civil Partnership||One Income Balance @ 40%|
|Married Couple or||€43,550 @ 20%|
|Civil Partnership||Two Incomes Balance @ 40%|
|Married person or civil partner||€3,550|
|Employee Tax Credit (formerly known as the PAYE tax credit)||€1,775|
|Earned Income tax credit||€1,775|
|Widowed person or surviving civil partner qualifying for Single Person Child Carer Credit||€1,650|
|Widowed person or surviving civil partner (without dependent children)||€2,315|
|Widowed Person or Surviving Civil Partner in year of bereavement||€3,300|
|Single Person Child Carer Credit||€1,650|
|Incapacitated Child Credit||€3,300|
|Blind Tax Credit|
|Married - one spouse or civil partner blind||€1,650|
|Married - both spouses or civil partners blind||€3,300|
|Widowed person or surviving civil partner with dependent child tax credit|
|Bereaved in 2018||€3,600|
|Bereaved in 2017||€3,150|
|Bereaved in 2016||€2,700|
|Bereaved in 2015||€2,250|
|Bereaved in 2014||€1,800|
|Bereaved in 2013||n/a|
|Age tax credit|
|Single, widowed or a surviving civil partner||€245|
|Married or in a civil partnership||€490|
|Dependent relative tax credit||€70|
|Home carer tax credit||€1,500|
Tax Credit for Renters A new tax credit will be introduced for taxpayers who are paying rent on their principal private residence. The credit will be available for 2022 and subsequent years of assessment. It will be valued at up to €500 per year and will only be available to taxpayers who are not in receipt of any other housing supports. Further information on the eligibility criteria for this credit and the process by which it may be claimed will be provided on www.revenue.ie on publication of the Finance Bill.
Opening an Irish Bank Account
If you wish to open an Irish Bank Account, you will typically require:
- A current valid passport or driving licence
- A recent household bill such as a telephone, electricity or gas bill
- If non-resident, you may be required to provide a character reference and financial history from your own bank.