Annual Update Day

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10.00am - 4.30pm
Tea/coffee on arrival
Lunch will be provided


Course Fees (per delegate)  
IPASS Member€260 
Non Member€335 


Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 7 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society, Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.

Now that Budget 2018 has arrived speculation has been proven correct with significant changes to the USC rates and thresholds together with an increase in the SRCOP and certain tax credits. The effect of these changes will be wide ranging and have a major impact on payroll.

This Annual Update Day will cover all of the relevant changes to PAYE, PRSI and USC introduced in Budget 2018 which affect every employer and employee. In addition, this Update Day will cover the main changes affecting the operation of payroll introduced during the past year or scheduled to occur in the coming years, to include::  


Budget 2018 - a complete update on all changes introduced to include:


  •   Home Carer Tax Credit
  •   Earned Income Tax Credit
  •   USC - Changes in rates and rate bands
  •   Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP)
  •   Regrossing of net payments - New Rules
  •   Change to assessment basis for PAYE Income
  •   BIK on electric cars
  •   Planned merger of PRSI and USC
  •   Pre-letting expenses incurred on Rental Residential Property
  •   Mortgage Interest Relief
  •   Changes in VAT
  •   Reduction in the CGT Property Exemption
  •   Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax (SSDT)
  •   Excise and Stamp Duty


PAYE Modernisation (A Revenue representative will address this topic in each venue) 

2. Revenue Issues

  •   Changes to the P2C for 2018
  •   Changes to the taxation of Illness Benefit from 1st January 2018
  •   Data Alignment Exercise planned for 2018
  •   Revenue Compliance letters regarding 2016 P35 returns
  •   New rules on the payment of Civil Service travel and subsistence
  •   Incapacitated Child Tax Credit
  •   Interest Deductibility for Rented Residential Property Loans
  •   Revenue responses to specific queries
  •   Deposit Interest Retention Tax
  •   Revenue developments - New Website
  •   ROS Form 11 update
  •   Deductibility of NPPR charge for 2013
  •   Flat Rate Expenses
  •   Revenue Annual Report for 2016

3. Social Protection

  •   Increase in the National Training Fund Levy
  •   Changes in Social Welfare Payments
  •   Extension of Maternity Benefit for Premature Births
  •   PRSI Refunds for Employee and Employer
  •   Public Service Cards and MyGovID
  •   Changes to Voluntary PRSI Contributions
  •   Changes to the Treatment Benefit Scheme
  •   Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Annual Report 2016


4. GDPR and Data Protection

  •   General Data Protection Regulations effective from 25th May 2018
  •   Data Protection Commissioner's Annual Report 2016

5. WRC and Employment Law

  •   Changes to the National Minimum Wage
  •   Extension of Maternity Leave for Premature Births
  •   Review of Board and Lodgings Rates under the National Minimum Wage Acts 2000 and 2015
  •   Proposal to address Zero Hour Contracts
  •   Recommendation to change Construction Industry rates of pay
  •   Pay increases for Security Operatives
  •   WRC Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding
  •   WRC Annual Report 2016


6. Public Sector

  •   Conversion from PRD to ASC (Additional Superannuation Contribution) in 2019
  •   Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 - 2020
  •   Restoration of Pay to Public Servants
  •  Public Service Pension Reduction in 2018


7. Other

  •   Plans for tax, USC and PRSI reform versus Budget changes
  •   Important SEPA Dates for 2018
  •   Affordable Childcare Scheme

If you work in payroll, HR or Accounts, this course is essential for you. This seminar will be presented by an IPASS Payroll Consultant who specialises in the area of employment taxation.

  “Well done – another great course. Excellent lecturer!”

- Catriona Graham, Automatic Sprinkler Co. Ireland Ltd.    

  “Very informative and clearly presented. Even areas not directly relevant to my employment were easy to understand.”

- Roisin Cronin, Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Co Co    

  “The lecturer was excellent and had lots of interesting information to pass along”

- Niamh Long, Panasonic Ireland    

All attendees will be provided with a comprehensive handout which will act as an invaluable reference document.

Contact Information

  • The Irish Payroll Association
  •   IPASS House,
    H4 Centrepoint Business Park,
    Oak Road, Dublin 12
  •   (01) 4089100
  •   (01) 4089102
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