Redundancy is a word that is being heard a lot more of these days. Apart from the upheaval and emotional distress it causes the person and their family, there are also tax reliefs  that need to be claimed.

If you have worked with an employer for two years or more, you are entitled to a redundancy package. The basic statutory package entitles you to two weeks pay (up to €600 a week)for every year of service plus one extra week.

Department of Trade and Enterprise redundancy calculator

The rules around taxation of redundancy payments are complex and it is vital that the employer and employee get advice to ensure that all reliefs and exemptions are availed of.

Some of the reliefs available are:

Basic exemption

Increased exemption

Standard Capital Superannuation Benefit

Top Slicing Relief

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