Income Tax Return Deadline Dates 2018

Income Tax Return Deadline Dates 2018

The deadlines for filing your 2017 Self Assessment Income Tax returns are given below.

If you are doing a paper based Form 11  Tax return – it has to be with  Revenue by the 31st October 2018.

Online Form 11  returns via Revenue Online Service  (ROS) have  a  later deadline of November 14th 2018.

PAYE customers who are required by Revenue to file a Form 12 for 2017 and who opt to use the online version, the deadline date is also  Wednesday, 14 November 2018.

There is a late filing penalty if tax returns are not made in time.

If you file your Income tax return late, a surcharge may be added on to your tax due, as follows:

  • If you miss the deadline of 31/10/2018 (or 14/11/2018 for ROS customers) and you file your tax return before 31st December 2018, there is extra penalty of 5% of the tax due (maximum of €12,695)
  • If you file your tax return after 31st December 2018, there is extra penalty of 10% of the tax due (maximum of €63,485),

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See more online shopping discounts available in Ireland here


Euro Sterling Exchange Rate News

Sterling Euro Exchange Rate Today : October 15th 2018 9am

1 GBP = 1.13578 EUR

1 EUR =  0.880 GBP

Two weeks ago ,after a disastrous EU summit  , UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘Chequers plan’ was condemned by EU leaders. The pound then fell from €1.126 to €1.110 .

Last week  the Pound then rose to its highest level  (1.145) in nearly four months against the euro as the latest Brexit headlines suggested that a deal could be around the corner.
This week though – we have seen another  drop in Sterling after weekend Brexit talks ended abruptly on Sunday. The Irish border remains the big issue as negotiations now enter a critical point.

See Today’s  Exchange Rates Here

With so much  uncertainty in the currency markets at the moment –  it could get quite stressful for people or businesses planning large Euro / Sterling exchanges in the next few months.   We are in a period of high volatility which, depending on your timescales and budget, could cause problems if you are not properly prepared.

Using a Currency Exchange specialist  can remove some of the uncertainty by allowing you to fix an exchange rate as much as 12 months in advance of your transfer.  For good deals on currency exchange for large amounts –  for personal money or for businesses – see our page on how to get the Best Exchange Rates



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You might also be interested in this information about  Transferring  Money between Ireland and the UK

If you are just looking to buy some Pounds for a holiday  – take a look at our page about the best place to buy Sterling in Ireland


Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland

Broadband Price Comparison
Updated  October 15th  2018

A survey of fixed broadband usage in Ireland by COMREG last year  found that the average spend on a landline and broadband bundle was €59 a month ( €708 a year) . There are just over 1.25  million fixed residential  broadband subscriptions in Ireland – using an average of 161 GB of data per month each.

COMreg also found that over 26% of households were spending more than €71 a month on phone and broadband bundles (That is €852 a year)  .

There are substantial savings to be made by switching to a cheaper broadband provider.  Someone paying the average of €708 a year could save as much as €264 in 12 months by switching their broadband and landline to the cheapest provider. The 26% of people who are paying at least €852 a year could save over €408 in 12 months by switching.

We have compared the prices of broadband packages to help you find the Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland.

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These are the current six cheapest fixed line broadband and phone bundles with unlimited broadband data and unlimited anytime phone calls to landlines .  (All speeds are at least  “upto” 100Mbs  –  actual speed will depend on your phone line in most cases). These deals are usually only available for new customers .

Prices Checked  October 16th 2018

1.   Pure Telecom have a fibre and phone bundle costing €360 in year one.  The monthly charge is €50 , reduced to €30 for the first 12 months. (Their Bill Save bundle) They use the Eircom fibre network – so the availability and connection quality etc. should be the same as Eir . Anytime landline calls included. Speeds of up to 100Mbs depending on line and location. 12 month contract.

2. Vodafone have a broadband bundle priced at €450 for the first year . With broadband  speeds of upto 100Mb  and unlimited downloads ( 1 Tb fair usage cap) and unlimited calls to Irish  landlines . Vodafone’s bundle costs €50 a month (reduced to €25 for first 6 months). It is an 18 month contract.  More details can be found on Vodafone bundles at

3. Sky have a broadband and phone bundle (TV subscription not required)  – with speeds of upto 100mb and anytime calls to Irish landlines and several international destinations. It costs €62.50 a month  with the first 12 months at €42.50 (works out at €560 in year one including equipment charges).

4.Virgin Media  (only available in larger cities and towns )  have a broadband and phone bundle with upto 240Mb speeds , anytime calls to Irish landlines and Irish mobiles, plus 400 minutes to 22 countries abroad . Priced at €59 a month (reduced to €39 for first 6 months) . This would cost €588 in the first year. (12 month contract).   Full Details and option to Sign Up Here

5. Digiweb – have a fibre broadband bundle with speeds upto 100Mbs and  “unlimited” anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles as well as UK landlines and mobiles. It costs €49.95 per month which works out as €599.40 in year one.  (There is a limit on calls – but it’s pretty big – 6,000 to Irish/UK landline numbers and 1,500 minutes to any Irish/UK mobiles per month. Anything over that will be charged for.) More Here

6. Eir – currently have  a broadband and phone bundle working out at €629.75  in year one .  With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles. The usual price is high (€69.98 a month) but this is reduced to €49.98 for the first 12 months. This Eir bundle also includes free calls to UK landlines and mobiles  as well as Eir Sport.    You can see more details of  this bundle and compare it to others from Eir HERE


Broadband Price Comparison Summary (All listed bundles include anytime calls to landlines)



Cost in 1st Year
Normal Monthly Charge Max
Data  Limit
Pure Telecom €360 €50 100Mb Unlimited
€450 €50 100Mb Unlimited
Sky *
€560 €62.50 100Mb Unlimited
Virgin Media
€588 €59 360Mb Unlimited
Digiweb ++
€599.40 €49.95 100Mb Unlimited
€629.75 €69.98 100Mb Unlimited

You can check current broadband prices and availability in your area on the very useful site

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