USC Rates in 2020

Summary of USC Rates in 2020 There were no adjustments announced to the Universal Social Charge (USC) in Budget 2020. But on January 10th 2020 it was announced by the Minister of Finance that there would be a small change to USC in 2020. In 2020 the USC threshold will be raised in line with […]
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Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed.

Allowing entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed was announced in Budget 2019.It started on 1st November 2019 and will be payable to self-employed PRSI contributors who lose their businesses and are no longer engaged in self-employment. Duration – 9 months to people with 260 or more PRSI contributions 6 months to those with fewer […]
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Carbon Tax – How Much Does it Cost You?

A carbon tax is a tax on the use of fossil fuels such as oil, petrol, diesel, gas, coal and peat; anything that produces CO2 when it’s burned. In Ireland, prior to Budget 2020 the carbon tax was levied at €20 per tonne of CO2. It raises €400 million a year and adds about : […]
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