IE | Digital Certificates of Incorporation of Company

CRO is going to issue all Certificates of Incorporation of Company digitally from September 2016.

Digital Mortgage Certificates were launched on 13 April 2016 and Digital Certificates of Business names went live on 2 August 2016.

These digitally certified documents are emailed to customers as a pdf document to the email address entered in the “Presenter Details” section of the application form. The pdf  document contains a coloured banner at the top of the screen to confirm, that it has been digitally signed by the CRO. Customers can provide these digital certificates directly to third parties.

IE | Taxation of Paternity Benefit

Paternity leave of 2 weeks together with a new Paternity Benefit has been introduced for births and adoptions on or after 1 September 2016. 

Paternity Benefit paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) is liable to tax. USC and PRSI will not apply.

Employees will have their annual tax credits and rate bands reduced by the amount of the Paternity Benefit payment.

Employers will be advised of the adjusted tax credits and cut-off points on employer tax credit certificates (P2C).

Support to employers:

Telephone: 1890 25 45 65 (+ 353 1 7023014 if ringing from outside the Republic of Ireland)


IE |Tax Relief – Flat Rate (employment) Expenses

Flat rate expenses relief is for PAYE employees. It is tax back compensation for expenses certain employees are paying, for example for buying and laundering their own uniforms (like nurses, shop assistant, hotel and hospital staff, pilot, steward, physiotherapist, pharmacist, optician etc.), buying tools (carpenter, plumber, motor mechanic etc.).

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