Commencing the 2018 Tax Year without P2Cs 


In December 2017 you will receive a Tax Credit Certificate / P2C for each employee for the upcoming tax year, 2018.

If you have not received a P2C for an employee for the commencement of 2018 payroll, Revenue have specific guidelines to the operation of PAYE and USC based on previous year Tax Credit Certificates in issue and the rules applied at the end of the previous tax year.


DEDUCTING PAYE - WHERE THE 2018 P2C HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED

Cumulative tax basis
If a multi-year certificate was received in 2017, then continue to apply the cumulative basis in 2018

Week 1/ Month 1 basis

Apply the tax credits and Standard Rate Cut-Off Point (SRCOP) from 2017 on a Week 1 / Month 1 basis in 2018

Temporary tax basis
Apply the tax credits and SRCOP on the P45 from 2017 or 2018

Emergency tax basis
If on emergency basis at the end of 2017, start the emergency basis of tax again in 2018, as if your employee has started employment with you for the first time re-allocating the PAYE Tax Credit and SRCOP as the initial week of Emergency Tax.



DEDUCTING USC - WHERE THE 2018 P2C HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED

USC Rates applicable

Employers should continue to use the 2017 USC Cut-Off Points and apply the 2018 USC Rates (0.5%, 2%, 4.75% & 8%).

Cumulative tax basis
If a multi-year certificate was received in 2017, then continue to apply the cumulative basis in 2018 (linked to the PAYE calculation basis), applying the 2017 USC Cut-Off Points but the 2018 USC rates.

Week 1/ Month 1 basis
Apply the USC Cut-Off Points from 2017 on a Week 1 / Month 1 basis in 2018 (linked to the PAYE calculation basis) applying the 2018 USC rates.

Temporary tax basis
Apply the USC Cut-Off points on the P45 from 2017 or 2018, but apply the 2018 USC rates (0.5%, 2%, 4.75% & 8%)

USC Exemption
Where USC Exemption was advised in the 2017 P2C, employers should continue to apply USC Exemption from 01st January 2018, until the 2018 P2C is received.

Emergency Basis Deduction of USC
If on emergency basis at the end of 2017, start the emergency basis of tax again in 2018, as if your employee has started employment with you for the first time. In deducting USC on the emergency basis the rate applicable is a flat 8%, without any cut-off point, continuously from the initial payment date.



COLLSOFT 2018 IMPORT FROM COLLSOFT 2017

CollSoft will import the employee records from CollSoft 2017 into CollSoft 2018. On import each employees Revenue record detailing the last P2C applied to their 2017 record. This Revenue detail, on import, will be applied to the employees record for 2018 automatically thus automating the above Revenue guidelines.

It is important, that once the 2018 P2C is received that it is imported immediately to be effective to the subsequent 2018 payroll run.

Revenue will issue P2Cs for 2018 in December 2017. The 2018 P2C can only be imported into CollSoft 2018 as it is only effective for payroll dated from 01st January 2018 and not any outstanding 2017 payroll runs.


Related Knowledgebase Articles:
Importing from CollSoft 2017 into CollSoft 2018
Exporting the P2C from ROS
Importing the P2C into CollSoft 2018

Creation date: 27/11/2017 12:40     Updated: 06/12/2017 12:34