Ireland to Waive Withholding Tax on Income of Non-Resident Employees

August 04th 2020

In response to the international crisis that the world is experiencing Ireland issued their COVID-19 (No. 2) 2020 Bill on the 24 June 2020 in an effort to stimulate areas in the workforce.

As a result of this self-employed individuals who had profit in 2019, but have suffered loss of earnings in 2020 will be entitled to a one-off tax relief.

In addition there are reports that the Irish tax authorities are to waive withholding tax on employment income of non-resident employees arriving in Ireland providing that their origin country has a double taxation agreement with Ireland.  The individual will also be required to spend sixty working days or less in Ireland in the tax year.

The above might be of particular interest to our self-employed contractors and freelancers who are looking at short term contracts in Ireland.

If you would like to learn more about what packages Chesterfield have to assist you with temporary contracts in Ireland then please do not hesitate to contact us.