PAYE modernisation

Overview

The PAYE Modernisation Project will involve the most significant reform of the PAYE system since its introduction in 1960. Employers will need to calculate and report their employees’ pay and deductions as they are being paid. This will make it easier to deduct and pay at the right time the correct amounts of:

  • Income Tax
  • Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI)
  • Universal Social Charge (USC)
  • Local Property Tax (LPT).

The new real time reporting regime will be operational for all employee payments being made from 1 January 2019. This will require employers, agents and payroll providers to review their current business processes and practices so that they meet the new requirements. 

PAYE modernisation will:

  • improve the streamlining of current business processes
  • reduce the administrative burden currently experienced by employers to meet their PAYE reporting obligations.

Next: Changes from 1 January 2019