Periods of unemployment
How to claim a tax and USC refund if you are unemployed
Your employer will provide Revenue with your pay and tax details and your leaving date.
A claim for unemployment repayment can be made:
- immediately if emergency tax was applied in your last employment
- immediately if you are leaving Ireland permanently
- four weeks after becoming unemployed if you are not receiving any other taxable income
- eight weeks after becoming unemployed if you are receiving other taxable income such as Jobseekers Benefit.
To claim a refund:
- Sign in to myAccount and select ‘Claim unemployment repayment’ on the PAYE Services card.
- If you are not e-enabled, you can complete a Form P50 and send it to your Revenue office.
The taxable amount of some social welfare payments is taken into account when calculating tax refunds.
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