Taxable social welfare payments

The list below shows social welfare payments that are both taxable and non-taxable; in certain circumstances, tax payments may have to been included on a tax return submitted to the Revenue Commissioners.

 

Non-taxable payments

Back to Work Family Dividend

Child Benefit

Disability Allowance
Disablement Gratuity (lump sum payment)
Farm Assist
Family Income Supplement
Jobseeker's Allowance
Jobseeker's Benefit (paid to systematic short-term workers)
Pre-Retirement Allowance
Supplementary Welfare Allowance


Taxable payments
Adoptive Benefit
Blind Pension
Carer's Allowance
Carer's Benefit
Constant Attendance Allowance (payable with Disablement Pension)
Deserted Wife's Benefit
Deserted Wife’s Allowance
Death Benefit Pension
Disablement Pension - except for child increases
Guardian's Payment (Contributory) - taxable on child's income
Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory) - taxable on child's income
Health and Safety Benefit - taxable since 1 July 2013
Illness Benefit - except for child increases
Invalidity Pension
Incapacity Supplement - except for child increases
Injury Benefit - except for child increases
Jobseeker's Benefit and Short-Term Enterprise Allowance
(first €13 per week excluded)
Maternity Benefit - taxable since 1 July 2013
One-Parent Family Payment
State Pension (Contributory)
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension
Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension


If you would like further information in relation to the taxation of social welfare payments, please contact a member of our professional Team on +353 74 912 2820 or email us at: mail@edwinfoley.com.

 

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