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# Self-employed

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Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there
Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.
# covid19
Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus
The government today announced additional supports.
# Self-employed
Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments
Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.
# budget 2019
What will Budget 2019 mean for those earning around €50,000?
There will be some modest savings for earners next year.
# in your pocket
What Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €20,000
Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.
# Building
Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.
# Newborns
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.
# Dental Plan
Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish
From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.
# Taxing times
Self-employed? Revenue has given you more time to pay your tax bill thanks to Storm Ophelia
Online filers will now get over two weeks extra to pay their taxes.
# in your pocket
What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000
Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.
# Self-employed
How the illusion of being self-employed leaves thousands of Irish workers unprotected
Millions of euro is lost each year from missed PRSI payments.
# Poll
Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit?
A new survey suggests the self-employed would like more protection.
# looking into it
Self-employed would 'pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return'
Leo Varadkar said that the results of the survey carried out by his department would inform Budget 2018.
"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?
However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.
# doley cow
Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…
'Opening a business is risky. It's time self-employed people had a safety net'
The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.
# Self-employed
'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.
'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition'
An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”
# Careful Now
Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax
Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.
# Recovery
Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on
However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.
# Jobseekers
Self-employed treated like "second-class citizens" in social welfare system - ISME
ISME is calling for self-employed person to have the option of paying a higher rate of PRSI in order to entitled them to the same social welfare payments as their PAYE counterparts.
# Tax
Pay-and-file tax deadline won't change next year, 2015 date could be earlier though
The Government have said it remains their plan to bring forward to date to submit tax returns but it won’t happen until 2015 at the earliest.
# Budget 2014
Two-year income tax exemption for unemployed who set up business
The ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ will provide a two-year exception on income tax for self-employed people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more.
# Home Birth
Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill
The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.
# Unemployment
'Restrictive' criteria denying jobseekers access to support schemes
Minister Joan Burton’s department has defended itself against criticisms in a recent report, saying that resources are ‘scarce’ and so the long-term unemployed are prioritised.
# Self-employed
McIlroy to set up his own management group
The world No 2 is about to strike out on his own.
# Welfare
Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed
The committee heard from the Self Employed Alliance Dundalk who said there has been “unjust, unwarranted discrimination” against self-employed people.
# Tax
Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.
# Self-employed
Reform to self-employed PRSI contributions could be "too expensive"
Despite earlier promises that PRSI contributions for self-employed people would be reformed, the Department of Social Protection says it would have “significant financial implications”.
Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'
Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association says in order to encourage entrepreneurs, self-employed people should get as much protection as their employees if a business fails.
# Employment
Report: Hard times for self-employed
A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.
Column: Self-employed people are the recession’s real victims
Families are on the breadline simply because the government’s policy is unfair, writes Brendan Dempsey.
# Budget11
Budget 2011: Bumper payday for self-employed high earners
Self-employed single people earning over €200,150 a year will be better off in 2011, thanks to generous reform of the PRSI system.
# Maternity Pay
State to fund maternity leave for self-employed
New European laws coming into effect this week will see self-employed women receiving greater social security support from the state.