eForm 12 released

The second and final version of the eForm 12 tax return has been released. This form caters for all the incomes, credits, allowances and reliefs that can be entered on the paper Form 12 return. It is not currently mandatory to use the eForm to submit returns.

Advisers can access the eForm 12 through ROS. The Institute is engaging with Revenue on aspects of the new form. Should members wish to share their experiences on using the eForm 12 please email Mary Healy at mhealy@taxinstitute.ie.

eBrief No.33/14 dated 1 May 2014, advised of the availability of the electronic version of the Form 12 2013. The second and final phase of the eForm 12 2013 is now available on www.revenue.ie

The eForm 12 2013 was introduced in two phases, with the first phase launched in April 2014 which included the most common income types, credits, allowances and reliefs. The second and final phase was made available on 30 June 2014, and now caters for all incomes, tax credits, allowances and reliefs available on the paper form.

This eForm allows employees, people in receipt of pension income and non–proprietary directors to make a return of income (but not of capital gains), and claim tax credits, allowances and reliefs (including any health expenses) electronically for the year ended 31 December 2013. It can also be used by Agents on behalf of their PAYE clients.

As mentioned in the previous eBrief, a feature of the eForm 12 includes pre-population of data on income and tax credits which helps to make the eForm easier to complete.

Further information regarding the eForm 12 can be found on the Revenue website at: Online Services – eForm 12.

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