As the tax rules are complex, it is necessary to restrict the scenarios to those categories included in the marital status selection menu.
This calculator is for general information purposes only. Professional advice should be taken regarding your specific circumstances.
The following assumptions have been made:
- Employment Income
Includes salary and benefits in kind but no other income.
- Self-Employed/Other Income
If self-employed only include income earned outside of the PAYE system. It is assumed that income taxed at special rates, e.g. deposit interest subject to DIRT, and that special tax reliefs, such as mortgage interest relief are not relevant. Income excludes all welfare payments and the impact of holding a medical card is ignored.
- Pension contributions and net take home pay
Pension contributions paid, along with tax payable, are deducted from gross income to arrive at net take home pay.
- Tax payable amount
Includes PRSI, USC and Income tax (but not local property taxes). This does not include any possible impact of the high income earner relief restriction, or USC surcharges which can apply where specified property reliefs are utilised.
Assumes aged between 16 and 99 years of age.
Assumes children are dependent children for which you are entitled to child benefit.
If you select this status and have children, it is assumed that you are living with your partner and therefore do not qualify for the single parent credit or the single parent standard rate cut off band.
- Single parent
Assumes that you are the principal carer of your children and that you are not living with a partner.
- Married 2 earner
Assumes income is earned evenly by both earners and comes from the same source (i.e. employed or self-employed).
- Civil partnerships
People in civil partnerships should select the equivalent marital status.
- Tax Credits
The only tax credits included where applicable are the personal tax credit, PAYE tax credit, age tax credit, earned income credit and home carer credit. The earned income credit is not available where a person is eligible for the PAYE credit.
- Home carer tax credit
Assumes that child benefit is received in respect of dependent children and the spouse does not earn income in excess of €7,200.
The monthly figures assumes that PRSI is collected evenly throughout the year. The weekly PRSI credit is only available to employees that earn less than €22,048 per annum. Where self-employed status selected, it is assumed PRSI is payable at class S PRSI, thus no PRSI credit is available. Where employee status applies, it is assumed PRSI is payable at class A.
- Universal Social Charge (USC)
Individuals with total income of €13,000 or less are exempt from USC. A reduced rate of 2% applies where an individual has aggregate income of €60,000 or less and is (a) aged 70 or over, or (b) holds a full medical card.
- Local Property Tax
Local property tax liabilities are ignored.