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Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions payable by employees.

Special Collections

PRSI contributions for employees who are insurable under Irish social security legislation and who do not come within the PAYE system are collected through the Special Collection system operated by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Voluntary Contributions

Voluntary Contributions are Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions you can opt to pay if you are between the age of 16 and 66 and are no longer covered by compulsory PRSI by way of insurable employment, self-employment or credited contributions.

Social Insurance and EC Regulations

The EC Regulations apply to people who travel and work within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Bilateral Social Insurance Agreements

These agreements protect the pension entitlements of Irish people who go to work in these countries and they protect workers from those countries who work in Ireland.

Last modified:12/01/2017

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