RCT – Relevant Contracts Tax

Jun 3

If you are a principal contractor, You must deduct Relevant Contracts Tax at 35% from payments made by you to an unauthoriesed subcontracted you have engaged to carry out relevant contract for example: meat processing, construction operations or meat processing on your behalf.

You do not need to deduct RCT payments from a subcontractor who produces a C2 (Subcontractors certificate)

If you are an unauthorised subcontractor, you can claim credit for RCT paid by you against your tax liability. You may also claim an interim refund of RCT paid if the tax payable for the likely period exceeds the proportionate liability for the entire tax year.

Distinguishing employee’s from contractors is very topical at the moment. Principal contractors should be extremely careful in this area as they would be liable for the PAYE, interest and penalties IF it was found that their contractors were actually employees.

If you require any assistance or advice with RCT please do not hesitate to contact

tax@domybooks.ie
or phone Ralph on 086- 3336665

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