Transition from 2021 to 2022

Income earned in 2021 but paid in 2022

Payments paid on or after 1 January 2021 are to be reported to Revenue when the payment is made. This is regardless of when the money was earned.

Where payments are made on or after 1 January 2022, you should use the tax credits and rate bands included on the 2022 RPN.

This applies even if the payment refers to work carried out in 2021. You should report this payment to Revenue on or before the payment date. The payment will be included in the monthly statement for the month in which the payment was made.

You should verify with your software provider if you are unsure of the process to follow within your own software package.

The employer should use the Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) for that period in calculating the deductions.

Post Cessation payments 

To report a post cessation payment where the employee has ceased employment in the previous year:

  • you should submit a new RPN request
  • do not supply an employment commencement date
  • make a payroll submission for the post cessation payment
  • include the original employment ID and original cessation date
  • include the payment date (this is the date the post cessation payment is made).


Employers should carry out a reconciliation of payroll records to ensure that an employee is correctly ceased when that employee ceases employment.

Next: Requesting a Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) for 2022