PRSI Refunds


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If the incorrect rate of PRSI is deducted from your wages you may be entitled to a refund.  There are a number of reasons why you might have paid the wrong PRSI rate:

  • You were of pensionable age (Over 66) when you worked
  • You were aged under 16 when you worked
  • You were self-employed (Company Director/Sole Trader/Partnership) who paid class A instead of class S PRSI contributions
  • As a permanent civil/public servant recruited before 6 April 1995 you paid class A instead of class B/C/D
  • As a permanent civil/public servant recruited before 6 April 1995 you paid PRSI on another employment which was Subsidiary Employment
  • PRSI was paid on your full salary while you were getting Illness Benefit
  • PRSI was paid on your full salary while you were getting Maternity/Adoptive Benefit
  • PRSI was paid on your full salary while you were getting Paternity Benefit
  • You  paid maintenance to a spouse/partner
  • You held an E101 Certificate / A1 Portable Document / Certificate of Coverage / Exemption Certificate
  • You had no Contract of Service with your employer
  • Other reason

Employee applications for refunds

The quickest way for an employee to apply for a refund is online.  Employees should apply for a PRSI Refund online at www.mywelfare.ie.  To do this you must first register for a Public Services Card and associate your mobile phone with this registration.

This facility is available for customers from July 2017.

An appointment for a Public Services Card registration can be made online at www.mywelfare.ie and by creating a profile on www.MyGovID.ie which can be completed speedily using any device (laptop, smartphone, etc.).

An advantage to applying online is that employees can track the progress of their application using the www.mywelfare.ie facility.

For certain types of refund, additional documentation will be required which can be uploaded with your online application.

If you cannot use the online system you can download and complete Application form for Employee Refund of PRSI contributionsPRSI Ref1

Employer applications for PRSI Refunds

Employers who wish to apply for a refund on behalf of themselves or an employee/s can download and complete Application form for Employer Refund of PRSI contributionsPRSI Ref 2

Completed forms can be posted to:

PRSI Refunds Section
Gandon House,
Amiens Street,
Dublin 1
D01 A361

Telephone (01) 673 2586

Please note you must apply for a refund within four years of the year in which the contributions were paid. You cannot claim a refund for the current contribution year.

You can find more information in the Operational Guidelines. Please read these carefully before making an application.

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Last modified:30/06/2017
 

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