Registering for Income Tax


Registering for income tax is necessary after getting your job. To register for tax you need to apply for a Tax Credit Certificate.
Registering for income tax is necessary after getting your job. To register for tax you need to apply for a Tax Credit Certificate.

Registering for income tax is necessary after getting your job. If you don’t register for tax, you will be liable to pay a much higher ‘Emergency Tax’. To register for tax you need to apply for a Tax Credit Certificate. Tax Credit Certificates are issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. Office of the Revenue Commissioners deals with all matters relating to taxes.

Revenue myAccount

In order to register for Income Tax the first step is to sign in to Revenue myAccount. To do that you will need:

Please check the linked articles for more information.

Updating your job details

After successfully signing in to Revenue myAccount, go to Update job or pension details in the PAYE Services section to register your job. Your employer should give you an ‘Employer Registration Number’ and any other relevant details you need to complete this step.

Requesting Tax Credit Certificate

After you register your job go back to the home screen and click Manage your tax to request your Tax Credit Certificate. Within 2 days you should be able to view and print your Tax Credit Certificate from your account.

Your Tax Credit Certificate is a valuable document that is a widely accepted Proof of Address and among other things allows you to open a bank account.



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