In June 2010 the government launced a scheme for promoting Irish job creation

The Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme means that when you employ additional eligible workers in 2010 you will not have to pay employer’s PRSI in respect of their emplyment for 12 months from the date you are approved for the scheme.

Key scheme criteria include that:

  • The employee concerned must have been on the Live-Register (Unemployed) for at least 6 months;
  • The job must be full-time and must be new and additional – employers will not be allowed to substitute existing employees to avail of the scheme;
  • The employer will be required to furnish an up-to-date Tax Clearance Certificate;
  • Employers will be limited to a maximum participation rate of 5% of their existing workforce or, for smaller companies, a maximum of 5 new jobs;
  • The job must last for 6 months or more. If it does not the PRSI exempt amounts will have to be repaid by the employer

 

If you created a job in 2010 before the scheme was launched, you may beneift from an employers PRSI exemption for this job for 12 months from the date from the date you are approved for the scheme.                                                                                                       

Full details of the Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme are available at www.welfare.ie and from the Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme section, Department of Social Protection, Floor 2, Shannon Lodge, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim at LoCall 1890 927 999 (callers from Northern Ireland or overseas should call the information line at +353 71 91 93313)