Important! This is the old tax calculator for years 1995-2009. Go to www.TaxCalc.eu for 2010 and later.
- Important! This is the old tax calculator for years 1995-2009. Go to www.TaxCalc.eu for 2010 and later.
How To Use
- Begin by selecting your details from the pop menus: Marital Status, Age
and the Tax Year you want to work with. Note that if the Marital Status is
set to Single or Widowed then the 'Spouse' data entry column is hidden. You
don't have to fill in all data fields. So for example you can leave out 'Yearly
Tax' if you just want to see your net earnings after tax.
- The calculator performs 5 functions. Select one of the functions from the
pop menu that is initially set to: "End of Year Tax Returns". Here's what
each function does:
- 1. End of Year Tax Returns
- Sometime after the end of the tax year(was April 5th, now December 31st)
you should do your tax returns. You will need the Tax Return Form (form 12)
which you get from the tax office. Additionally you will need your P60 which
your employer gives you.
- Send in the completed Tax Return Form and the Tax Office will send you
a Tax Balancing Statement (form P21C). Enter the information you entered in
the Tax Return form into the tax calculator and click "Show". The calculator
outputs what tax you have over or underpaid. The calculator output should
tally with the Tax Balancing Statement.
- 2.& 3. Weekly Take Home Pay & Monthly Take Home Pay.
- Enter you gross annual salary into the Yearly Income field. If you are
doing this before the end of the tax year then your employer can tell you
what your gross yearly salary is. There's no need to fill in the Yearly Tax
field. Fill out the other fields, where you have info, and click show. The
amount shown is approx. what you should be getting after tax and PRSI. Note
that if you include Mortgage interest your take home pay increases due to
the extra allowance this give you.
- 4. PRSI Class A
- Enter you gross salary into the Yearly Income field. If you are doing this
before the end of the tax year then your employer can tell you what your gross
yearly salary is. You don't need to fill out any other fields. Click "Show"
to reveal a breakdown of what yearly PRSI you will pay. Note that it assumes
you get paid much the same each week. The amount of PRSI showing on your wage
packet may vary over the year as you may pass through different ceilings.
The calculator only shows you the approximate total PRSI for the entire tax
- 5. Budget Details
- This shows the relevant budget details as announced by the minister for
the tax year you have selected. Useful if you want to see how the calculator
arrives at the results.
Additional Help with some of the fields:
- Medical Expenses
- Unreimbursed expenses. You should always ask for and keep medical
receipts e.g. GP visits, therapists visits, Specialists visits, prescriptions
- You can claim GP/specialist and hospital expensed from the VHI/BUPA. Any
expenses that the VHI/BUPA don't cover and prescriptions form part of your
- Take all your medical expenses, subtract what the VHI/BUPA refunded you
and enter this figure in this cell. If this is below a certain value you may
not be entitled to any relief - the calculator works this out for you. If
you are entitled to an allowance (you will get a message at the end of the
calculations if so) then ask the tax office for form MED 1 and include it
and your receipts with your tax return or post it in afterwards. Check also
when you visit the dentist as to what is claimable - there's a form for this
too - Form Med 2.
- Work Expenses
- These are expenses that you incur in order to do you job - e.g. Magazine
subscriptions to keep pace with technology developments, Society subscriptions
etc. The tax office seem to be very reluctant to give out details on what
you are entitled to so here are some examples for 1998/99. The tax allowances
depend on you profession and here are some examples:
- Engineering Industry (e.g. software developer): £125
- Teachers, Lecturers: £295
- Building Industry (Bricklayers etc.): £115
What Browser do you need
- You will need java (free) installed - this site will check if you have java
and install it if needed: http://java.com
- The applet is known to run on the following browsers:
- Macintosh: MRJ 2.0, Netscape Communicator 4.5+, IE 4.0+, Safari
- PC: Safari 3.0+, FireFox 2+, IE4.0+, Netscape Communicator 4.61+,
- The applet uses AWT and not Swing for maximum compatabily with older browsers
and Pre-Power PC MacOS
- For 'Employed Persons': Single, Married or Widowed. PRSI Class A.
- Tax years: 95/96, 96/97, 97/98, 98/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2009 emergency
- Tax returns, take home pay, PRSI, Budget info
- Tax return calculations in same format as form P21C from the tax office
- Ability to switch between tax years on the fly (for direct comparisons)
- Help buttons explain each item the user must fill in.
- 'Spouse' data entry fields only visible when 'Married' is selected
- Copy output calculations to the clipboard (and then paste to a word processor
to be printed)
- Euro support. Move back and forth between £/€ for any budget
from 95/96. NOW REMOVED.
What it doesn't
- Exemption from Income tax. e.g. if you aren't earning
enough to fall into the tax bracket.
- Printing - you can't print from the browser window.
Instead copy and paste results to a word processor
- Widowed - doesn't handle extra allowance if bereavement
- The PRSI figures assume you were paid roughly the same for each week during
the year. Doesn't take account of weekly exemption. The PRSI result is therefore
- Please email us with problems or comments or additional features you'd
like to see (the email address is shown above).
- The top most ? button in the applet gives you the software revision
if you want to report a problem.
Thanks to the following
who helped with suggestions, found problems etc.
- Peter Armstrong, Gavin Heneghan, John Hennessy, David O'Brien, Brendan/AAM,
Denis Nagle, Anthony McKeogh, Brian, Clubman/AAM, others from AAM
(as of 18Apr09
Income Levy exemption levy amount not properly taken into account, (reported
by Eugene). Fixed 18Apr in version 2009.2b
- 7-apr-09 Income
Levy In combination with PS levy (year 2008), Pension Related Deduction does
not attract relief from the Income Levy, reported by Tim.
- 8-apr-09 Minor changes in PSlevy not yet included. Fixed
18Apr in version 2009.2b
- 27-apr-09 VHI + Benefits not correctly included to
prsi calculations, reported by Brian, to be fixed.
- Your Confidential
The invormation you enter into the Tax Calculator is confidential to you.
The tax calculations are done locally on your destop computer and no information
you enter is transmitted back to this website or anywhere else (with some
other calculators your data IS sent over the internet along with your IP address).
Also, none of your information is stored on your PC or in your browser's cache.
When you navigate away from this web page your data is gone, forever. Perhaps
longer. The only network activity is initially when the program is downloaded
by your browser over the internet from TaxCalc.eu server to your PC. After
that an internet connection is no longer required and so, if you're paranoid,
you can disconnect it.
- Please contact us if you see an error in the calculations, a bug, or you
have a suggestion. If you report a problem then please try to give me enough
information so that we can replicate the problem (Browser and version, OS
and version, platform). Obviously we don't expect you to give me your salary
details but please give me alternative data that shows the problem.For the
email address - in the calculator click the uppermost yellow help button.
Disclaimer & Copyright
- Copyright © 1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2008. 2009, karl grabe
- All Rights Reserved
- Commercial Distribution Prohibited.
- Commercial Gain by using this applet
This is FreeWare software.
- The results supplied by the Tax Calculator above should
be regarded as indicative only and not precise. The information contained
and produced by these pages is intended as a guide only. While care has
been taken to ensure it is correct and up to date the authors cannot be
held responsible for any errors or omissions in the information supplied.
Use the calculator and this web site at your own risk! This
Website may be linked to other websites which are not under my control and
are not maintained by me. I am not responsible for the content of those
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