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New rules on how workplaces must share tips, gratuities and service charges amongst employees come into force on 1 December 2022.

If you paid the student contribution, you may be entitled to a partial refund. This is because the student contribution was reduced for this year as part of Budget 2023. You must provide your college with bank details by Wednesday 30 November 2022.

The Christmas Bonus will be paid in the week starting on 5 December 2022.

The deadline to choose your payment method for the 2023 Local Property Tax is:

  • 2 December 2022, if you spread your payments over the year
  • 10 January 2023, if you pay in a single payment

If you already pay using a recurring method such as direct debit, this will continue for 2023, unless you change it.

Local authorities have launched an appeal for unoccupied properties to house people fleeing the war in Ukraine. A tax-free recognition payment of €400 per month is available for each property used. This will increase to €800 from 1 December 2022.

A new Irish Sign Language (ISL) scheme for children who are Deaf and are attending primary school, post-primary school or special school and whose main means of communication is using Irish Sign Language is now in place.

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Most people on a weekly social welfare payment will get a double payment in the week beginning 17 October 2022. This is to help with the cost of living. People getting Illness Benefit do not get a double payment.  The Department of Social Protection has a list of payments that qualify for the double week.

There will be a double Child Benefit payment on 1 November 2022. This means you will get an extra €140 for each child in November. 

During the week starting 14 November 2022, a number of extra once-off payments will be paid: 

Carers who qualify for the Carer’s Support Grant will get a once-off payment of €500 the week starting 21 November 2022. 

The social welfare Christmas Bonus will be paid the week starting 5 December 2022. In 2022, the Christmas Bonus will be double your normal weekly long-term social welfare payment.

Applications for the SUSI student grant 2022/2023 close on Thursday, 3 November 2022. 

Planning permission is no longer needed for solar panels on the roof of your house as long as you meet certain conditions. 

You can now buy a digital stamp from the An Post app. 

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