Information on payroll submission

What employee pay details do you include?

Gross pay

Input employee’s gross pay here before any deductions are made. Gross pay includes:

  • wages
  • salaries
  • notional pay
  • bonuses
  • overtime
  • holiday pay
  • commission paid in that period.

Pay for Income Tax

Input gross pay here, excluding any regular payments made by the employee into a fund towards a pension (superannuation contributions). These contributions are allowable for Income Tax purposes and are deducted from pay by the employer. The contributions must be made to a Revenue approved fund or scheme.

PAYE must be operated on the total taxable pay.

Pay for Universal Social Charge (USC) purposes

Input gross pay here before any deductions are made. USC must be operated on gross pay before any pension contributions are deducted.

All payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) are excluded from gross pay for USC purposes. This includes Illness Benefit.

Pay for employee Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) purposes

Input gross pay here, including notional pay or Benefits in Kind (BIK), if applicable. PRSI is also fully chargeable on payments made by the employee to: 

If Local Property Tax (LPT) is included for an employee on a Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN), you must deduct LPT from the relevant employee’s salary. The amount of LPT deducted must be included on the employee’s payroll submission.

Revenue has worked extensively to ensure that you can produce the data we request through current payroll processes.

Income Tax Paid

The tax deducted from or refunded to the employee in that period.

PRSI Class and subclass

The employee’s PRSI class and the subclass for the insurable weeks worked in that period.

Employee PRSI paid

The amount of employee PRSI deducted in that period.

Employer PRSI

The amount of employer PRSI paid in that period.

USC paid

The amount of USC deducted or refunded in that period

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