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Irish Payroll

At Bradford Jacobs, our Employer of Records (EOR) platform provides reliable solutions for companies wishing to establish their presence in the Irish economy. From the first steps of setting up operations to ensuring compliance with the local payroll laws and regulations, we offer dedicated Ireland Payroll solutions that can be personalized to your requirements.

What Irish Payroll Options are available for Companies?

  • Remote payroll – This option allows businesses to operate under a single payroll system, by adding employees in Ireland to your parent company’s payroll. However, these employees must operate under different regulations, which is likely to cause problems.
  • Internal payroll – You may operate payroll from your subsidiary, especially if you are committed to growing your company’s presence in Ireland. However, this does require hiring dedicated HR staff who understand Irish employment and compliance laws.
  • Ireland payroll processing company – If you are considering outsourcing, working with an Irish payroll company will help in processing your payroll – but not when it comes to compliance.
  • Ireland payroll outsourcing – However, there is another option available which solves both concerns – by working with Bradford Jacobs. We can handle both your payroll and compliance for all your employees in Ireland. We take the administrative stress off your shoulders so you can focus on what you do best.

Foreign companies must have a legal entity to operate their own payroll in Ireland. A company must incorporate and register with the Irish Companies Registration Office (CRO) through filing Form A1.

Rules on tax filing and reporting are stringently applied since the Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) system was modernized and revamped in 2019. Payroll taxes must be reported to Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners (known as ‘the Revenue’) on or before the date employees are paid.

Bradford Jacobs’ payroll services ensure you stay up to date with these shifting demands and include administering returns and associated payments for wage tax and social security contributions directly from our payroll system to the relevant authorities. Our role includes:

  • Registering for Employment Taxes (PREM) with the Revenue by completing Form TR2 and submitting to the local Revenue Registration Unit for the relevant location
  • Completing Form TR2 (FT) to obtain PREM tax registration for non-resident companies that have no physical presence in Ireland
  • Obtaining a Personal Public Service (PPS) number, which acts as a national tax registration number for company directors
  • Ensuring tax liability is reported to the Revenue on or before employees are paid, and due payments are made by the 23rd of the next month
  • Registering with the Social Insurance Fund for Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) deductions for employees
  • Creating employment contracts / statements for new staff, which must be signed by the employer, but not necessarily by the employee. There is no legal requirement for a ‘formal contract’
  • Applying for employees’ special expatriation status (if applicable)
  • Calculating employees’ monthly salary and sending their pay slips
  • Researching for any available tax incentives
  • Submitting employee’s or employer’s wage tax returns and social insurance forms
  • Creating and submitting your company’s annual accounts and year-end statements
  • Creating payment schedules for wage tax, national insurance, and net wages
  • Ensuring accurate personal income tax returns are filed for you and your employees

What is required to set up Irish Payroll?

Requirements for setting up payroll in Ireland can vary depending on how foreign companies establish their presence. Setting up a subsidiary is one option as a first step. However, this takes time and can be a complex process depending on where you incorporate your company as well as the type of entity you choose to establish.

To start processing payroll in Ireland, you will need:

  • To have incorporated and registered the company with the Irish Companies Registration Office (CRO) by filing Form A1
  • A Personal Public Service (PPS) number, which acts as a national tax registration number for company directors
  • Registration with the Social Insurance Fund for Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) deductions from employees
  • Registration with the Revenue Commissioners for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Value Added Tax (VAT)

Once all the required documents are with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) it usually takes up to five days to complete registration. Companies are not legally required to open an Irish corporate bank account to conduct business, though it is advisable.