Department of Social Protection – arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2017

The Department of Social Protection has published details of opening hours and payment arrangements over the June Bank Holiday.

The Department’s offices are closed on Monday, 5 June 2017.

If you are due to sign for a jobseeker’s payment at your Intreo office or local social welfare office on Monday 5 June 2017, you do not have to sign on that day. However, normal signing arrangements apply for the rest of the week.

If your payment is due to be paid at the post office on Monday 5 June, you can collect it from Saturday 3 June. Note that all post offices will be closed on Monday.

EFT payments to an account in a financial institution that are due on Monday 5 June will be paid on Friday 2 June.

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Paying tax under the self-assessment system

In 2017, if you file your tax return online using the Revenue Online Service (ROS), the due date is extended to 14 November 2017. To avail of this extended deadline, you must file the 2016 Form 11 return and make the appropriate payment through ROS for:

  1. Preliminary Tax for 2017, and
  2. Income Tax balance due for 2016

Where only one of these actions is completed through ROS, the extension does not apply and the required date to submit returns and payments is 31 October 2017.

You can find more information about completing your income tax return on the Revenue website.

Government spending in Ireland – see where your money goes

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, part of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has produced a new website which makes it easy to examine government expenditure over the last ten years.

Information is broken down into sectors (for example, Health, Welfare, Education) so that users can see how and where money is being spent. The website uses interactive charts and graphs so that the data can be examined in different ways.

Find out more on the Department’s website,