Universal Social Charge (USC)
Reduced rates of USC
Reduced rates of USC apply to you if you:
- are aged 70 or older
- hold a full Medical Card (not a GP visit card).
If you hold a medical card, you should contact Revenue to ensure you are on the reduced rate.
The reduced rates apply for the whole year when you:
- reach the age of 70
- your total income is €60,000 or less.
If you are aged 70 or over and your income is more than €60,000, the standard rates of USC apply. You cannot avail of the reduced rates.
The reduced rates for 2022 are:
- 0.5% on the first €12,012
- 2% on the balance.
Historical reduced rates
| Year||Reduced rates on the first €12,012 || Reduced rate on the balance|
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