AITI Chartered Tax Adviser

What are income tax rates?

The Irish government imposes a wide range of taxes to pay for its day to day expenditure.

The tax year 2019 runs from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019. The following rates and rate bands apply for 2019:

Exempt. Income below:

€18,000 (individual aged 65 or over),

€36,000 (married couple one of whom is aged 65 or over).

This exemption limit increases by €575 for your first child, €575 for your second child, and €830 for each subsequent child.

20% (standard rate). This applies to earnings of up to:

€35,300 (individual),

€39,000 (one parent family), and

€44,300 (married couple) – in the case of a dual income couple, this €43,550 band may be increased by the lower income, or €26,300, whichever is lower.

The standard rate also applies to income earned by an unincorporated body (a club or society), a trustee or personal representative.

40% (higher rate). This applies to on income you earn in excess of the standard rate band.