Tax Rates and Standard Rate Cut Off Points (SRCOPs)
There has been no change to tax rates or SRCOPs. The standard rate of tax will remain at 20% and the higher rate of tax will remain at 40%.
There has been no change to the SRCOP and Tax Credits on the Emergency Basis of tax.
Universal Social Charge (USC)
The annual threshold for USC has been increased to €13,000 from €12,012.
Please note full medical card holders and individuals aged 70 and over whose aggregate income does not exceed €60,000 will pay a maximum rate of 3%.
The emergency rate of USC remains at 8%.
Increase from €356.01 to €376.01 in the weekly threshold at which liability to employer’s PRSI increases from 8.5% to 10.75%.
A tapered PRSI credit has been introduced for employee PRSI; the PRSI credit will commence in respect of weekly income of €352.01 and will taper out as a weekly income reaches €424.
For earnings between €352.01 and €424, the maximum weekly PRSI credit of €12.00, is reduced by one-sixth of earnings in excess of €352.01.
Gross weekly earnings of €377
Maximum PRSI Credit €12
One-sixth of earnings in excess of €352.01
(€377-€352.01 = €24.99/6) (€4.17)
Reduced PRSI Credit €7.83
PRSI @ 4% €15.08
Less: Reduced PRSI Credit €7.83
Employee PRSI Weekly Liability €7.25