Social Welfare Increases in Budget 2019

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2019 Social Welfare Benefits : All weekly rates of working age benefits are also due to increase by €5 a week in the week beginning  25th March 2019 . Jobseekeers Allowance was increased on 20th March and Jobseekers Benefit on 21st March. Increases will apply to : –  Jobseekers, […]
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USC Rates in 2019

Summary of USC Rates in 2019 As expected there were some adjustments to the Universal Social Charge (USC) in Budget 2019 . These new USC rates and bands apply from January 1st 2019 The 4.75%  rate of the Universal Social Charge was cut to 4.5% . (This is the rate on incomes between €19,300 and […]
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Irish VAT Changes in 2019

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax charged on the sale of most goods and  services in Ireland. There were some changes to VAT rates announced in Budget 2019 – and these changes started from January 1st 2019. The main change was the withdrawal of the special 9% rate for most tourism related activites – […]
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Christmas Bonus Payment 2018 : Pensions and Welfare

As confirmed in Budget 2019  – A Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid in the first week of December 2018 to pensioners and long term welfare recipients. (Note: The Christmas bonus should not be confused with the annual  “double week” of welfare and pension payments made just before Christmas. This is where one week’s […]
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