Important Notice to Employers & Pension Providers from Revenue

Irish Tax and Customs

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS & PENSION PROVIDERS

Taxation of Paternity Benefit

Statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks together with a new Paternity Benefit has been introduced in respect of births and adoptions on or after 1 September 2016.

Paternity Benefit (including any increases for adults and child dependants), payable by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) is liable to tax. USC and PRSI will not apply.

As part of the on-going exchange of information arrangements between the DSP and Revenue, Revenue will receive details of the benefit payments which will be updated onto Revenue’s records.

Individuals who pay their tax through the PAYE system will, where possible, automatically have their annual tax credits and rate bands reduced by the amount of the Paternity Benefit payment.

Employers/pension providers will be advised of the adjusted tax credits and cut-off points on employer tax credit certificates (P2Cs).

As Paternity Benefit is being taxed by reducing employees’ tax credits and cut-off points on P2Cs, employers/pension providers are not to include figures for this payment on forms P45, P60 or P35L.

All queries relating to the payments should be directed to the DSP.

For further information follow the link to our Links Page where you can connect with Revenue and The Department of Social Protection.

http://www.revenue.ie/revsearch/search?q=paternity&btnSearch=Find

https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Paternity-Benefit.aspx

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August Key Dates for Revenue

Return and payment dates for the month of August
Date Type of return and the period of the payment cover for each tax type
14 PAYE/PRSI/USC/LPT:
P30 monthly return and payment for July 2016
14 DWT: Return and payment of DWT for July 2016
14 PSWT: F30 monthly return and payment for July 2016
19 VAT: Monthly VAT 3 return and payment (if due) for the period July together with a Return of Trading Details where the accounting period ends in July
19 VAT: Annual VAT 3 return and payment (if due) for the period August – July together with a Return of Trading Details where the accounting period ends in July
*1-23 Corporation Tax: PT for APs ending between 1-30 September 2016
*1-23 Corporation Tax: Returns for APs ending between 1-30 November 2015
*1-23 Corporation Tax: Pay balance due on APs ending between 1-30 November 2015
23 RCT: RCT monthly return and payment (if due) for July 2016
1-31 Corporation Tax: Returns of Third Party Information for APs ending between 1-30 November 2015

* Where the return and payments are not received electronically, the return and payments filing date is 1-21 of the relevant month.

Note: Extended date for certain taxes for customers who both file and pay electronically (via ROS)

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