Maintaining your records before 1 January 2019

Electronic Tax Deduction Card (TDC)


The information on this page refers to your obligations before 1 January 2019. For your current requirements, please see Employer obligations from 1 January 2019.

This can be used to record your employee’s tax and Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions.

You can click ‘Calculate’ at the top of the TDC when you complete the Total Tax Credit and Total Cut-Off Point boxes. This will auto-fill the Cumulative Tax Credit and Cumulative Cut-Off Point columns.

Universal Social Charge (USC) payroll cards are available to record your employee’s USC.

The USC payroll cards and the electronic TDC allow you to:

  • complete the employee’s record on screen
  • save the record on your computer
  • print the record
  • print a TDC or a USC card and complete it by hand.

These cards can be found below:

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