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2014 Payroll Software Budget Changes

Both Thesaurus Payroll Manager and BrightPay will refect the following changes in 2014.

Illness Benefit

The number of waiting days for Illness Benefit payable by the Department of Social Protection has been increased from 3 days to 6 days.  Employees will not be entitled to Illness Benefit for the first 6 days of any period of illness; this will give rise to additional cost to employers who operate a sick pay scheme. Click here for more details.

Employer’s PRSI

The reduced rate of 4.25% Employer’s PRSI is due to revert to 8.5% from 1st January 2014.  In July 2011 Employer’s PRSI for those earning less than €356 per week was halved, the rate will be restored to 8.5% from the 1st of January 2014. 

Example: For an employee earning €350 per week the Employer’s PRSI is currently €14.88, from the 1st of January this will increase to €29.75

Local Property Tax (LPT)

A half year charge for LPT applied in 2013. From 2014 a full year’s charge will apply.

Benefit-in-Kind

The benefit-in-kind rate applicable to company motor vehicles will change from miles to kilometres with effect from 1st January 2014.

Business travel lower limit 2014

Business travel upper limit 2014

Percentage of original market value

Business travel lower limit 2013

Business travel upper limit 2013

Percentage of original market value 2013

Kilometres

Kilometres

 

Kilometres

Kilometres

 

-

24,000

30%

-

24,135

30%

24,000

32,000

24%

24,136

32,180

24%

32,000

40,000

18%

32,181

40,225

18%

40,000

48,000

12%

40,226

48,270

12%

48,000

-

6%

48,271

-

6%

 

Pension Related Deduction (PRD)

Budget 2014 didn’t introduce any changes to the PRD rates or thresholds however, under current legislation the 5% rate, which applies to annual earnings between €15,000 and €20,000, will be reduced to 2.5% from 1st of January 2014.

Posted byAudrey MooneyinPayroll Software