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This guide is intended to help you to operate the PRSI of the PAYE/PRSI system. If you have any questions about any aspect of the PAYE/PRSI system, consult the appropriate Department for further information (see useful addresses in paragraph 70).


The SW 14 booklet contains details of the main PRSI contribution classes and the rates of contribution appropriate to each class. It is issued annually and shows the information for the income tax year beginning 1 January and ending 31 December of the same year (since 2002). If you do not have a copy already, you can request a copy of this booklet from the Department of Social and Family Affairs, Information Services (see paragraph 70 for contact details). (The SW14 is downloadable from our website at www.welfare.ie.)

You can also get a copy of the Ready Reckoner (PRSI1). This calculates the percentage rates paid weekly for the most common classes (A, J, K, M and S) for each income tax year. You can get the Ready Reckoner from Information Services. (The Ready Reckoner is downloadable from our website at www.welfare.ie.)

Last modified:06/10/2008

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