Understanding Your Payslip

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Do your employees understand their payslip?

We find that the answer to this question is predominately “No”. While employees have no problem in calculating how much they are due to be paid, the calculation of the statutory PAYE/PRSI/USC deductions are quite complex. The majority of employees concentrate on their Net Take Home Pay and just glance at the other figures on their payslip! Ideally every employee should be in a position to understand every entry on their payslip. How can you help your employees?

We offer a 2 hour information session in-house for your employees. Depending on the number of employees, up to 3 information sessions can be conducted per day. During each session employees are provided with a thorough understanding of all of the entries on their bespoke payslip to include:



Tax Credit and Universal Social Charge Certificate
Standard Rate Cut-Off Point and Tax Rates
Allocation of SRCOP between Spouses or Civil Partners
Tax Credits
Employee Tax Credit and Universal Social Charge Certificate
How is PAYE Calculated
PAYE Calculations


2.Other Tax Credits and Reliefs

Home Carer Tax Credit
Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit
Tax relief for Tuition Fees
Health Expenses
Expenses incurred in Employment
Tax refunds restricted to last 4 tax years


  • 3.Pay Related Social Insurance

  • 4.Universal Social Charge

  • Introduction
    Operation of USC
    Exemption from USC
    Gross Income liable to USC


    5.Occupational Pension

    6.Travel Passes

  • 7.Cycle to Work Scheme

  • 8.Medical Insurance


    Benefits for your business:

    Reduction is payroll queries
    Give something back to your employees


  • Benefits for your employees:

    Increased employee knowledge
    Growth in confidence
    Potential Tax Refunds


    If you are interested in the delivery of an “Understanding Your Payslip” information session(s) for your employees please contact IPASS on 01 4089100

    Contact Information

    • The Irish Payroll Association
    •   IPASS House,
      H4 Centrepoint Business Park,
      Oak Road, Dublin 12
    •   (01) 4089100
    •   (01) 4089102
    • Contact US