Setting up Employees using the RPN

BrightPay facilitates the setting up of employees using the Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN).


This is particularly useful if you are new to the software and have a number of employees to set up. 


  • To do so, simply go to ‘File > Import/Export Data > Download Employees from RPN...’:








BrightPay will connect to Revenue’s systems and retrieve all available RPNs. By default, all employees for whom an RPN is available will be ticked, ready for download.


If you wish to download all employees at the same time, simply click on ‘Add Selected Employees’.

Alternatively, if you only wish to download some of the employees displayed, untick any employees you don’t wish to add before proceeding. These employees can be added at a later time if required.







Employee records will now be created for the selected employees, which can be accessed within ‘Employees’.












It must be noted however that setting up employee records in this manner will only bring in the information that is included in the RPN, e.g. the employee’s name, PPS number and revenue details.

Further manual entry may thus be required in each employee record for employee information that is not included in an RPN e.g. the employee’s rate of pay, email address, bank details, annual leave entitlement, departmental allocation etc.



After reviewing your employee information, simply click the 'Payroll' tab to commence processing payroll.

Need help? Support is available at 01 8352074 or support@brightpay.ie.

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