PRSI

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If there is any tax owing at the end of the year, Revenue  will  collect this by  adjusting your tax credits.

Who is entitled to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment? The payment, which is a flat rate lump sum of €350 a week, is paid to anyone who has lost their(...)

Wage subsidy: to qualify, companies must have seen their business significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Workers may face a tax bill on emergency payments of up to €410 a week from their employer under the Government’s wage subsidy scheme. The payment, w(...)

Actuaries say “significant” increases in PRSI  needed to keep paying pensions at 65.

Reintroducing a transition pension to bridge the gap to the State pension for those retiring at 65 threatens the sustainability of the whole system, I(...)

Should self-employed pay more in social insurance to access a broader range of benefits?

Last month the Government announced plans to widen the net of eligibility for those who need State support when their business dries up. From November(...)

The minimum your daughter would need for a State pension is 10 years of social insurance/PRSI payments. That would give her a pension equivalent to 25 per cent of the prevailing full pension

My daughter is working for a Buddhist charity in Nepal for the past five years. She is 43 years old and has only about two years’ experience of workin(...)

If you have opted for a life-wrapped investment product, there is nothing to be done, as the life company computes the taxes and passes them on to Revenue on your behalf.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If funds are more expensive than we might have otherwise thought – as evidenced by new European regulations (insert link: https://www.irishtimes.com/b(...)

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty: new system comes into place on March 30th.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has announced significant reform of the State contributory pension. But what does it all mean, and will (...)

We are now in the final straight for Budget 2018, shortly Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will walk into Leinster House with a briefcase to deliv(...)

Senior officials have raised the prospect of abolishing relief on family homes from capital gains tax when they are sold. Photograph: iStock

Senior officials have raised the prospect of abolishing relief on family homes from capital gains tax when they are sold. The measure is one of a num(...)

A glitch in rules introduced in 2014 has put people whose income comes from “unearned” sources  at risk of losing access to the State pension. Photograph: Willie B Thomas

People whose income comes from “unearned” sources such as rent and share dividends risk losing access to the State pension under a glitch in rules int(...)

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