In late 2016, Revenue issued a consultation document outlining their vision for the introduction of Real-time Reporting (RTR) in Ireland.
This will modernise the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, and mean that employers will be required to report pay, tax and other deductions, as well as details of employees leaving the organisation, at the same time as they run their payroll.
PwC participated in Revenue’s consultation process on PAYE modernisation which culminated in a very detailed submission, and we will be closely monitoring the evolution of RTR and the details of its implementation as they emerge.
The new obligations on employers are due to take effect from 1 January, 2019, and businesses have a limited amount of time to prepare their systems to be compliant with the new RTR rules.
We have assisted organisations in other countries who have introduced real-time reporting, working with multiple stakeholders – including Payroll, Systems, HR, Tax and Finance – and we are deeply aware of the pitfalls that can arise. Given our extensive experience and insights we are ideally placed to assist your organisation with getting the transition to RTR right and safeguarding against the additional payroll and employment tax risks you will face as an employer.
Get in touch with Doone O'Doherty or Jessica Webbley-O'Gorman of the PwC PAYE Modernisation team to discuss Real-time Reporting and your business – see contact details below.
“83% of respondents to a recent PwC survey admitted they were not confident that they completely understood what RTR will mean for their businesses.”