FAQ - frequently asked questions

Q. What is Professional Services Withholding Tax and who has to register ?

A. P.S.W.T. is a 20% withholding tax which the University is obliged to deduct from payments to the self-employed providers of professional services.

             Any person (including a company) receiving a payment from an accountable person in respect of professional services is liable for the tax. A wide range of professional services is included. Non-residents come within the ambit of the scheme but they are entitled to a full refund if the income is not chargeable to Irish tax

Q. How much can We save on outsource payroll ?

A. Overall the payroll service pays for itself. Payroll processing inside your business is a time-consuming process. Keeping track of benefit deductions, garnishments, new hires and terminations, paid time off as well as federal and state regulation changes can be frustrating tasks.  Outsourcing payroll allows employers to concentrate on their core business and frees up the business owner, human resources or accounting personnel to work more on strategic tasks that could ultimately affect your bottom line. Regardless of the number of people employed by your business, attending to payroll demands a great deal of time and attention to detail. Employers only need to make contact with their outsourced payroll specialist by approving time once each pay period. Average savings for businesses employing 10 staff members are 18k Euro/annum.

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Business in Ireland


Company Registrations Office (CRO): http://www.cro.ie

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment: http://www.entemp.ie

Enterprise Ireland: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com

Irish Business and Employers Confederation: http://www.ibec.ie

Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association: http://www.isme.ie

Taxation in Ireland


Revenue On Line: http://www.ros.ie

Revenue Commissioners: http://www.revenue.ie

Tax Credits, Reliefs and Rates for 2015 and 2016


Department of Social Welfare: http://www.welfare.ie

PRSI Contribution Rates & User Guide (SW14)

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