Ireland Employer of Record Services

Payroll & Tax in Ireland

A beginners guide to understanding payroll and tax in Ireland

Employer of Record Services in Ireland

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Our fully-compliant payroll service in Ireland ensures your employees are paid on time, every time

Whatever the territory or region, you need to attract and retain the best talent. But different countries and different cultures mean different employee expectations. Ireland is no exception.

Payroll is key for any business; paying the correct salary to your business’s employees is vital. Using Agility EOR means that your employees in Ireland are paid on time, every time.

Agility EOR offers the following payroll services in Ireland:

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How does Payroll in Ireland work?

Pay your staff once a month

In Ireland there is only a requirement to pay salary in 12 equal instalments.

Discretionary bonuses

Bonuses are generally defined as discretionary, and therefore not required to be placed in the contract of employment.

National minimum wage

Employees must be paid at least the national minimum wage. The minimum hourly rates vary depending on age and status and are regularly increased. The current minimum wage for over ages 20+ is EUR 10.50 per hour.

Our approach

It is common in Ireland to pay employees once per month, and Agility EOR make the payment on the last working day of every month. You can also agree whether overtime should be paid (this is not a requirement so long as they receive the national minimum wage rate) or given as time off in lieu.

Tax in Ireland

Irish employers’ costs include:

Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)

Both employers and employees are subject to PRSI. In Ireland, PRSI serves as the primary funding source for social welfare payments.

Universal Social Charge (USC)

A tax that both employees and employers must pay on a worker's overall salary. Employment income, taxable employer benefits, self-employment income, rental income, share option gains, and dividend income are all considered as part of total income for USC purposes.

The amount due is to be paid directly to Irish Tax & Customs and is equal to 11.05% (2020) of the entire gross monthly wage.

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We are EOR experts in Ireland

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Ireland. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

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We provide a fully-managed EOR Service in Ireland, including HR, Payroll and Legal Compliance support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!