Get a Handle on Payroll – What You Need to Know About Taking On a New Employee

Payroll - What you need to know about taking on a new employee

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(1) What You Need to Know About Taking On a New Employee

Before hiring employees, you must register as an employer with Revenue. You then need to obtain a Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) for each employee.


You will need to ask your employee for their Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) so that you can request the RPN from Revenue. If your employee does not provide the PPSN, they will end up on Emergency Tax until the issue is resolved.


If this is the first time that you have hired an employee, you can register as an employer through the Revenue Online Service (ROS) or if you want GroForth to manage your payroll, we can look after the registration process for you and ensure that your employee is paid on time, that their gross wages are correct and that the correct deductions are made in each pay period.


Every time you pay your employee, you are required by law to inform Revenue of the details of the payment and any deductions made. You must also provide your employee with a payslip showing their gross wages for the period in question and listing the statutory deductions such as Income Tax, PRSI, USC or Local Property Tax, as well as any voluntary deductions such as the employee’s pension contribution.


Your employee can check this information, along with details of payments received in any previous employments, through Revenue’s MyAccount service.


Need help with setting up or operating your payroll? Contact GroForth for details of our payroll services.

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