A guide to self-assessment
Do you need to pay 'Pay Related Social Insurance' (PRSI)?
You must pay PRSI if you are self-employed and you meet the following two requirements:
- you have a minimum annual income of €5,000
- you are aged between 16 and 66.
Your PRSI is calculated on your gross income once any capital allowances have been deducted. If you are self-employed, you usually pay PRSI at Class S. This rate is 4% of your gross income, with a minimum payment of €500.
For more details on PRSI for the self-employed and your welfare entitlements, see the Department of Social Protection (DSP) website.
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