Employer Solutions

Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP): Employer Year End Obligations

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Businesses with employees who availed of SARP during 2022 are required to file their annual SARP Employer Return with Revenue by 23 February 2023.

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SARP was introduced as a way to encourage key employees within an organisation to relocate to Ireland.   Where certain conditions are satisfied, 30% of taxable employment income in excess of €75,000 (€100,000 for the years 2023 to 2025) will be disregarded for Irish income tax purposes; however, such income is not exempt from the USC and PRSI.

The SARP annual return

Details required to complete the SARP Employer Return include:

  • PPSN
  • Nationality
  • Prior country of residence
  • Job title/description of role
  • Remuneration details (including any reimbursed school fees/home leave trips)

Additionally, the SARP Employer Annual Return must provide details of the increase in the number of employees in the company, and details of the number of employees retained by the company, as a result of the operation of SARP.

Delays in filing the annual return, and omissions from the return, may result in the loss of relief under SARP.

Employers must ensure that their annual SARP return in respect of 2022 is completed correctly and filed on or before the due date of 23 February 2023.

Contact us

At Grant Thornton, our specialist Employer Solutions team have extensive experience in managing compliance requirements for clients.  If you would like to discuss your return filing obligations in relation to SARP, please contact a member of our Employer Solutions Team, or your usual Grant Thornton contact.