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How to avoid Emergency or incorrect Tax
Emergency Tax / USC
Emergency Tax & USC
NUI Galway are obliged to operate emergency TAX and USC on your income until your employment at NUI Galway is registered with Revenue and we obtain your official Tax Credit and USC Certificate.
NUI Galway Tax Registration Number with the Revenue
You will need this number when registering your employment with Revenue:
Registering your employment with the Revenue
Option 1: If you never registered with Revenue in Ireland:
If you have not previously worked in Ireland or never registered with Revenue for tax credits before, follow the steps outlined on the Revenue website for starting your first job. To register on line is the only option.
Option 2 - Changing Jobs
Follow the steps on Revenue Website for changing jobs
P45 certificate: If you were previously employed in Ireland in the same tax year that you commenced employment at NUI Galway please send your P45 to the payroll office (do not send a P45 that relates to previous tax years). You still need to register with Revenue yourself by following the steps for changing jobs
PRD45 certificate: If you were previously employed in the Public Service in Ireland in the same tax year that you commenced employment at NUI Galway, your PRD45 Certificate that you receive from your previous employer must be submitted to the payroll office. For further information on this please see PRD Information
Option 3 - Second or Multiple Jobs
If you are currently employed in another employment (outside of NUI Galway) follow the steps on Revenue website for Second or multiple jobs, to avoid incorrect tax deductions from your NUI Galway pay.
After registering with the Revenue
Review Your Tax Credit Certificate
- Check your most recent tax credit and usc certificate from Revenue which you can view on My Account
- You should also check your NUI Galway ESS - Time & Pay.
Your amended tax credit and usc certificate takes two working days to update and payroll update these amendments on employees records between the 17th and pay day.
Tax Credit Entitlement
Some people may be entitled to other tax credits.
Tax Basis: Week One / Month One
If you notice your tax basis is on a week one / month one, you should contact the Revenue Commissioners immediately to ascertain the reason for same. You may end up overpaying / underpaying tax and usc until you resolve this with Revenue. Please see Revenue website for an explanation for week one / month one certificates.
Tax Basis: Cumulative
You need to ensure your tax basis is cumulative to receive a refund of tax and usc if it is due to you for the current tax year.
You can use this worksheet to calculate your tax payable (cumulative basis) to ensure it's calculating as expected.