Deadlines for self-assessed tax returns

Self-assessed taxpayers should make their “pay and file” tax return by 31 October 2017, if they are making a paper return. People using the Revenue Online System (ROS) now have until Thursday 16 November 2017 to make their return.

You should pay and file on time to avoid surcharges, interest and penalties, and reduce your risk of a tax audit. Under the pay and file system, you must do the following :

  • Make your tax return for the 2016 tax year, including a self-assessment of your tax due for that year
  • Pay the balance of any tax due for 2016
  • Pay Preliminary Tax for the current tax year – 2017.

Visit for more information, including a guide on completing your tax return (pdf).

Read more about the extended deadline and opening hours for ROS.

Cross-Border Healthcare Directive

If you are entitled to public health services in Ireland, you can access those health services in another European Union country and be repaid the cost if you meet certain requirements.

The amount that can be refunded is the cost of the public healthcare in Ireland, or the cost of your treatment abroad, if that is less. It does not include other costs such as travel.

Read more about the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive.