Enhanced reporting requirements update for Irish employers

Enhanced Reporting Requirements: Important Update for Irish Employers

Enhanced Reporting Requirements: Important Update for Irish Employers

In January 2024, the Revenue Commissioner’s Office introduced enhanced reporting requirements for non-taxable expenses. This change aimed to improve financial transparency and compliance among Irish businesses. If you haven’t heard of enhanced reporting requirements yet or want to find out more, you can find everything you need to know from our initial blog written in December 2023 here.

To allow companies to adapt, a six-month trial period was established, during which no fines or penalties were imposed for non-compliance. However, this trial period ends on July 1, 2024, and businesses must now ensure full compliance to avoid penalties. This blog post provides a detailed update on these changes and offers guidance on how to stay compliant.


Background on the Enhanced Reporting Requirements

The enhanced reporting requirements introduced by the Revenue Commissioner’s Office focus on non-taxable expenses, ensuring accurate and transparent financial reporting. These requirements were implemented to address gaps in reporting and to align with international standards. The initial six-month trial period, from January to June 2024, was designed to give businesses ample time to understand and integrate the new requirements into their reporting processes without the fear of fines or penalties.

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Key Changes to Enhanced Reporting Requirements Effective July 1, 2024

Starting July 1, 2024, the transition from the trial period to the enforcement phase begins. This means that companies failing to comply with the new reporting requirements will now face fines and penalties. The specifics of these penalties can vary, but they may include:

  • Monetary fines for late or inaccurate reporting.
  • Increased scrutiny and audits by the Revenue Commissioner’s Office.
  • Potential legal consequences for severe non-compliance.

Examples of Non-Compliance:

  • Failing to report certain non-taxable expenses.
  • Inaccurate categorization of expenses.
  • Late submissions of required reports.
Improved Financial Accuracy
Enhanced reporting can lead to better financial management and planning.
Increased Transparency
Transparent reporting fosters trust with stakeholders and regulatory bodies.
Reduced Risk
Staying compliant minimizes the risk of fines, audits, and legal issues.

Steps to Ensure Compliance with Enhanced Reporting Requirements

To ensure compliance with the enhanced reporting requirements, businesses should take the following steps:


Educate Your Team: Ensure that your finance and HR teams are fully aware of the new requirements.


Update Reporting Processes: Review and update your current reporting processes to align with the new standards.


Utilize Resources and Tools: Leverage accounting software and tools that facilitate accurate reporting.


Seek Professional Assistance: Consider consulting with payroll service providers like Paycheck Plus for expert guidance and support.

Role of Paycheck Plus in Supporting Compliance Efforts

At Paycheck Plus, we understand the complexities of payroll and reporting requirements. Our team is dedicated to helping businesses navigate these changes smoothly. We offer a range of services to ensure your compliance, including:

  • Detailed guidance on the new reporting requirements.
  • Assistance with updating your reporting processes.
  • Support with accurate and timely submissions.



The end of the trial period for the enhanced reporting requirements marks a significant change for Irish businesses. From July 1, 2024, non-compliance can result in fines and penalties. It is essential to understand these changes and take proactive steps to ensure compliance. Paycheck Plus is here to support you through this transition.

Stay informed, stay compliant, and ensure your business continues to thrive under the new reporting standards.

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