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January 2017

Changes to PRD and USC Deductions for All Teachers

On 1 January 2017, under the Lansdowne Road Agreement, the PRD exemption threshold increased from €26,083 to €28,750. Any monies earned in 2017 between €28,750 and €60,000 are liable to PRD at 10% and any monies over €60,000 are liable at 10.5%. Also, under Budget 2017, the three lowest USC rates dropped by 0.5%. These changes combined will result in an increase to net income for all teachers.

Payment for the payroll period 27 December 2016 to 9 January 2017 has been issued to teachers today 12 January 2017. The PRD and USC changes listed above will be reflected for 9 days of this payroll period i.e. 1 January to 9 January 2017. The full value of the increased exemption rates for PRD and the reduction in USC will be reflected in the pay cheque of 26 January 2017.


Date: Thursday, 12 January 17