Is my Maternity Benefit taxable?

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Maternity Benefit (including any increases for adult and child dependents) became reckonable for income tax purposes from 1 July 2013. This Department pays Maternity Benefit directly to recipients without any deduction for tax.

To assist in the taxation of Maternity Benefit, this Department will notify the Office of the Revenue Commissioners of the taxable amount of Maternity Benefit to be taken into account for income tax purposes.

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Note: Any enquiries in relation to tax affairs should be directed to your local Tax Office, the phone number and address of your local Tax Office are supplied on the Notice of Determination of Tax Credits and Standard Rate cut-off point form.

Last modified:02/07/2019

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