If you are lucky enough to land yourself your first job, there are a few things that you need to get sorted
- Register for tax
- Open a bank account
- Be aware of your rights
If you have any questions about tax, opening a bank account, you can chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer or leave us a message and we can get back to you.
Register for Income Tax
When you start working for the first time, you must register yourself as soon as possible with Revenue (who collect taxes). This is to avoid paying emergency tax. You must do this even if it is a part-time or temporary job.
To do this, you must register with myAccount – Revenue – follow the instructions to register with Revenue.
You will need your Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) – if you born in Ireland you probably have one already.
Revenue will send a Revenue payroll notification (RPN) to your new employer. The RPN will tell your employer how much Income Tax (IT) and Universal Social Charge (USC) to deduct from your pay.
Open a Bank Account
Most employers pay their staff wages directly into the employees’ bank accounts, so you will need to provide these details to get paid!
If you don’t have a bank account, then you need to open one!
Many of the main banks have ‘Student Saver’ accounts – most allow you to do it online (virtually) rather than having to go into a Branch.
What you need to open a Bank Account
To open a bank account at a branch you need to provide at least one form of photo ID and one proof of address.
To complete your application you must upload:
- Photo of Passport Book – with photo page open
- A Selfie (a picture of you)
- Proof of Address
- Please note the name on the photo ID must match the name on your proof of address.
Opening a bank account with no photo id
Know your Rights
It is important to know that, you have certain basic rights as an employee. This includes equal treatment, holiday pay, safe workplace, statement of terms & conditions among others. But as young person, you have additional protection under Employment Law – The Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996 is there to protect your health and ensure that working during your school years does not effect your education.
Check out our post on Your Rights at work as a Young Person