Transitional arrangements for PAYE modernisation
Income earned in 2018 but paid in 2019
Payments with a pay date on or after 1 January 2019, are to be reported to Revenue when the payment is made. This applies regardless of when the money was earned. You should apply the tax credits and rate bands that are applicable to the period in which the payment is made.
These details will be included on the Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) for that period.
You can review employee pay dates to ensure all income relating to 2018 is paid before 31 December 2018.
Paul works overtime in December 2018. His employer pays him for the overtime in January 2019. As PAYE operates on a receipts basis, the employer must include this payment in their January payroll submission. The following deductions will form part of the monthly return for January 2019:
- Income Tax
- Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)
- Universal Social Charge (USC)
- Local Property Tax (LPT) (if applicable).
The employer should use the RPN for that period in calculating the deductions.
Post Cessation payments
Where an employment ceased in 2018 but payment made in 2019, you submit the payment by payroll submission in 2019. You should not include the original cessation date.
You should report the post-cessation payment with a start and end date of whatever date the payment is made.
This will only apply to post-cessation payments for employments which ceased in 2018.
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