The introduction in Finance Act 2022 of Section 897C of the TCA 1997 will require employers to report to the Irish Revenue Commissioners (Revenue) details of certain payments made to employees and/or directors. The requirement to provide this information will commence on 1 January 2024.
What is Enhanced Reporting Requirement (ERR)?
From 1st January 2024, all employers are required to submit to Revenue details of non-taxable payments paid to employees.
The submission must be sent on or before date of payment.
What information do you need to report?
- Small benefit exemption
You can give employees up to two small benefits, tax free, each year. These benefits must not be in cash and the combined value of the two benefits cannot exceed €1,000.
You must submit to Revenue details of the value of the benefit and the date paid.
- Remote working daily allowance
The Remote Working daily allowance can be paid to employees up to a rate of €3.20 per day, tax free. You must report the following to the Revenue on or before each payment:
- Total number of days
- Amount paid
- Date paid
- Travel and subsistence
You must submit the following travel and subsistence items, including the date paid and amount of each payment for:
- Travel vouched and unvouched.
- Subsistence vouched and unvouched.
When an employee (including directors) is required to travel on business journeys, the employer may reimburse the employee or director for their travel and subsistence costs.
Travel costs may include covering the cost of flights, taxis, tolls or public transport. Employers may also repay employees mileage for the use of their private cars, motorcycles, or bicycles, when used for business journeys.
Subsistence expenses may cover costs associated when an employee/director is working away from their normal place of work for example, accommodation costs and food expenses.
- Site-based employees (including “Country money”) – Travel and subsistence costs payable (if qualifying) must not exceed €181.68 per week; The location must be more than 32km from the employer’s base. This does not apply if the employer provides transportation, board, and lodgings or if the employer is recruited to work on one site only.
- Emergency travel – No more than 60 emergency travel payments per employee, per tax year and the situation requires urgent attention.
- Eating on site allowance – this is payable if you do not provide facilities to make tea, coffee or other refreshments, your employee does not receive any other form of tax-free subsistence payment and your employee works on a site at least 1.5 hours before and 1.5 hours after their normal lunch break. You pay a maximum allowance of €5 per day.
- Any reimbursement or payment of non-taxable payments under the Enhanced reporting requirements, must be reported to Revenue on or before date of payment.
- Only incurred expenses will be reported. The use of company credit cards or prepaid cards are not currently in the scope of ERR as it does not involve a reimbursed payment regarding Travel & Subsistence to the employee/director by their employer.
- Fuel cards, toll tags, car insurance and motor tax if paid directly by the employer for company vehicles provided to employees, are not within the scope of reporting as no payment has been made to the employee/director.
How will you submit ERR payment details to Revenue?
- The above non-taxable expenses can be reported directly on ROS or by 3rd party software. ROS will be updated shortly to allow the reporting of ERR.
- Reporting must be done on or before date of payment
How UHY FDW can help
UHY FDW are here to help you to submit your non-taxable payments to Revenue if you require our assistance to do so.
If you would like our assistance in this area, please complete the form below as soon as possible.
We will keep you up to date on these enhanced reporting requirements as the information becomes available from Revenue. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to once of our payroll specialists please contract us at email@example.com with your contact details and we can arrange a consultation.
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For more information visit Revenue.ie
Update February 2024:
Revenue are holding a series of webinars to give an overview of Enhanced Reporting.
Revenue issued notices to employers and agents via ROS to register their interest in attending these webinars. You can register your attendance for these webinars directly with Eventbrite.