Almost 2,000 people in Donegal are paying back tax to Revenue after receiving the pandemic unemployment payment.
The government is seeking tax from 75,825 workers in Ireland who were in receipt of the ‘PUP’ payment and had an underpayment of tax for the tax years 2020 or 2021.
In Donegal, there are 1,942 taxpayers who will be expected to pay back tax this year and in 2023. The outstanding tax due is being collected through a reduction in the person’s tax credits over four years from 2022, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said.
In a response to a query from Cork Labour TD Sean Sherlock this week, Minister Donohoe said: “A Preliminary End of Year Statement is made available to PAYE taxpayers through the myAccount service after the end of each tax year. This statement sets out the taxpayer’s provisional tax position for that tax year based on the information available on Revenue records.
“However, Revenue may be unaware of any additional credits or reliefs due to the taxpayer as everyone’s circumstances differ and therefore the taxpayer’s position will not be finalised until they complete their income tax return for the year(s) in question.”