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  • The Income Levy

    Is to be applied to RDF pay.

    Does anyone know if it will apply to RDF Gratuity [ Yes I know it's taxfree, but is it levy-free ? ]
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

  • #2
    There is a revenue circular relating to the income levy (you should be able to download it from revenue.ie). Appendix B to that circular lists the types of payments that are exempt from the levy. On that list is the following:
    Section 204 - Military & other pensions, gratuities and allowances

    On that basis the gratuity is exempt from the income levy. Also the gratuity is not considered income for tax purposes, it is a re-imbursement of expenses.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by trellheim View Post
      Is to be applied to RDF pay.

      Does anyone know if it will apply to RDF Gratuity [ Yes I know it's taxfree, but is it levy-free ? ]
      I take it your running scared from the 2 % Levy
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

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      • #4
        I take it your running scared from the 2 % Levy
        and who shouldn't aspire to try and be in that bracket then [ I'm not ]
        "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

        "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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        • #5
          The question is, who decided the RDF are capable of earning in excess of 18grand a year?


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
            The question is, who decided the RDF are capable of earning in excess of 18grand a year?
            probably the same person that figured it might just bump some people on the higher end of the payscale into the 2% bracket?

            or maybe it was the person that went "hmmm.... will all of them even be bothered claiming it back...?"
            Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
            Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
            Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
            Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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            • #7
              if you earn over 18k all leviable income [ civvy st and rdf ] you fall into the 1% bracket at least, therefore DOD must deduct it.

              This is yet another consequence of direct PAYE for the RDF.
              "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

              "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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              • #8
                How will the RDF fair out with the

                Car park levy

                will the RDF who get big amounts of grat and especially those who may be selected to serve across the Tra

                now be seen as quasi employees etc
                Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                Are full of passionate intensity.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kermit
                  It's not limited to your RDF wages, [MOD: Leave unhelpful personal comments out ]

                  There are one or two lucky people out there whose salaries & RDF pay combined exceed 18k
                  But surely most of those attending camp as 2* or 3* have no other income(in these harsh economic times)


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    rdf people with no other income

                    This is a very good point the rdfra should be advised to seek exemptions for them as their annual average would be well below the threshold agreed the the Govt and ICTU for levy exemption.
                    OK Smith it’s Colonel Decker. I hate it when a plan comes together. You’re surrounded. I want you and Peck and Baracus, to throw out your weapons, all the ration packs you stole and come out with your hands up. You have fifteen seconds.

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                    • #11
                      I wonder if i spent my camp money on a bike to attend parades would the Department have to give me the grand a la the budget
                      OK Smith it’s Colonel Decker. I hate it when a plan comes together. You’re surrounded. I want you and Peck and Baracus, to throw out your weapons, all the ration packs you stole and come out with your hands up. You have fifteen seconds.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by colonel decker View Post
                        I wonder if i spent my camp money on a bike to attend parades would the Department have to give me the grand a la the budget
                        You can ask, but they will probably look for a salary sacrifice.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kermit
                          It is explained in the circular [mod: keep the personal comments to a minimum please]. The Department of Defence has a) no sight of your civilian earnings, if any, and b) because we are PAYE workers, the 1% is pro-rata.
                          Thank you sonny. As you know I don't have the same advantage as yourself in being able to read every single DF circular that comes out. But I'm glad there are people like you out there willing to keep me informed.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            As Kermit says, the department of finance circular sets out the criteria for deducting the levy. Where employment is not continuous the levy must be calculated based on the weekly threshold of €352. On that basis the department of defence is obliged to deduct the levy. The circular also goes on to say that any over/under payments will be dealt with by the revenue.

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                            • #15
                              YAY! Refunds for everyone(Paid as credit in future years of course).


                              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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