Salary Calculator for Ireland

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Gross Income Tax Due Net Income

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Gross Income
is the sum of all your earnings before any taxes have been deducted, minus any exemptions.
Net Income
is the money you take home after all taxes and contributions have been deducted from your gross salary.

Tax Due is the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary. The deductions used in the above salary calculator assume you are not married and you have no dependents.

Irish Income Tax
is a progressive tax, with two tax bands: a standard rate of 20%, which applies to lower income levels and a standard tax band of 40%, which applies to higher wages. The threshold between these two rates depends on the personal circumstances of the individual.
Universal Social Charge (USC)
is a progressive tax applied on the gross income, after certain capital allowances, but before pension contributions. Individuals that earn less than 12,012 EUR per year are exempt from the Universal Social Charge.
Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)
is a tax payable on the gross income after deducting pension contributions. PRSI is only applicable to salaries higher than 5,000 EUR per year.
The information presented on this page is based on the Irish fiscal regulations for 2016. Visit for more details.

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The average monthly net salary in the Republic of Ireland is around 2227 EUR, with a minimum income of 1461 EUR per month. This places Ireland on the 8th place in the International Labour Organisation statistics for 2012, after United Kingdom, but before France.

The taxation in Ireland is usually done at the source, through a pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) system. Taxes are deducted monthly from the gross salary by the employers on behalf of the employees. The amount of tax depends on the income and personal circumstances of the individual and it includes: the income tax, Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and the Universal Social Charge (USC). Self-employed individuals are responsible for paying their own taxes through a Self Assessment system.

Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to the Irish economy. Renowned for its lively pubs and its charming countryside, Ireland is praised as one of the friendliest countries in the world. More than 7 million people visit the Emerald Isle every year, about 1.6 times more than the country's entire population.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its largest city. As the country's economic hub, Dublin is home to a large number of international companies, including: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, CRH, and PepsiCo.


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