Presentation on theme: "Universal Social Charge USC. Universal Social Charge is a tax payable on gross income, including notional pay, after any relief for certain capital allowances,"— Presentation transcript:
Universal Social Charge USC
Universal Social Charge is a tax payable on gross income, including notional pay, after any relief for certain capital allowances, but before pension contributions. The rates of Universal Social Charge are: 2% on the first €10,036 4% on the next €5,980 7% on the balance.
However, these standard rates are modified in certain circumstances. In the case of individuals aged 70 or over, and individuals who hold full medical cards, the 4% rate applies to all income over €10,036
There is a surcharge of 3% on individuals who have income from self-employment that exceeds €100,000 in a year, regardless of age.
Exempt Categories: Where an individual's total income for a year does not exceed €4,004 All Dept of Social Protection payments Income already subjected to DIRT
Employer/pension providers are responsible for deducting the Universal Social Charge from their employees’ salaries. Self-employed individuals will make a payment of Universal Social Charge along with their preliminary tax payment by 31 October with any balance payable by 31 October in the following year. For the year 2011, preliminary tax is to be calculated as if Universal Social Charge had been payable for 2010.
The Universal Social Charge is payable on gross income after relief for certain trading losses and capital allowances, but before relief for pension contributions.
USC Certificate When an employee ceases employment the employer/pension provider should issue a Universal Social Charge certificate to the employee together with form P45. An end of year Universal Social Charge certificate will not be in place. Instead, the form P60 will be revised to cater for the Universal Social Charge. End of year employer/pension provider USC calculation At the end of the year employers/pension providers are to carry out an end of year USC calculation for employees who have been in continuous employment/pension from 1 January to 31 December – similar to the operation of the Income Levy.