INCOME TAX ISSUES

The following is intended as outline information only; full details should be obtained from the Officer of the Revenue Commissioners. Tax Credit Certificates for 2021 Tax Credit Certificates for 2021 are being issued at the moment.  Members are advised to check their...

Budget 2021 – 13 October 2020

Some extracts from Budget 2021, which may be of interest to our members.  Links to the full details of the Budget are given below. Pensioners State Pension Qualifying Age to remain at age 66 from January – legislation to be implemented by end 2020 €5 increase in the...

Dept of Health Press Release 6 Oct 2020

A Press Release from the Department of Health today (6 October 2020) announced that the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured funding for a range of measures that will make healthcare more affordable for more than a million people across the...

Possible Overpayments of Pensions

It was recently brought to the attention of the RCPSA that some members have been advised that overpayments of pensions had been made to them.  When we contacted the NSSO, the RCPSA was advised that the arrangements for recoupment of overpayments is set out in...

DRUG PAYMENT SCHEME UPDATE

In Budget 2020 it was announced that the maximum amount payable under the Drugs Payment Scheme would be reduced by €10 a month to €114.  This reduction was due to come into effect on 1 September 2020.  It is understood from pharmacists and from the DPS section of the...