Taxation/Salaries

Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries | Ireland

Most employees in Ireland have their tax deducted from their salary by their employer. Find out what you need to know about tax when starting work in Ireland.

How tax is calculated

Tax on income you earn from employment in Ireland is deducted directly from your salary (pay). Your new employer must deduct tax from your pay under the Pay as you Earn (PAYE) system.

To make sure that your tax is properly dealt with from the start and that your employer deducts the right amount of tax:

  1. Give your employer your Personal Public Service Number (PPS number) They will then inform the tax office that you have started work.
  2. Register for myAccount – a single access point for all of Revenue’s secure online services. This always you to manage your taxes and submit and PAYE tax return.

Most employers and employees (over sixteen years of age) in Ireland pay social insurance (PRSI) contributions into Ireland's national Social Insurance Fund. In general, the payment of social insurance is compulsory.

Tax relief reduce the amount of tax that you have to pay. Find out about the different types of income tax relief that apply to your circumstances here