fbpx

Should families register Au Pairs with Revenue?

 Cara International is frequently asked if domestic workers in family homes, including au pairs, must register with Revenue?

Answer

Revenue introduced PAYE Modernisation in January 2019, and this is a real-time PAYE reporting system. Employers should register and submit payroll for their employees, and there are fines for not doing so. So yes, and here is some more detail about your obligations of employing people. 

Should families register Au Pairs with Revenue

Do all in-home cares need to register with Revenue? 

Furthermore, it’s important to note that it is not just Au Pairs that need to register with Revenue, but any person who employs a childminder, nanny or carer in their home. Unfortunately, many families feel that if they get au pairs online or on Facebook, they do not have any obligations under minimum wage or Revenue. However, this is not true, and this practice also puts children at risk due to the lack of vetting. Cara International also offers a payroll solution for families, and this costs approximately €60 per month.

Should families register their Au Pairs/ Minder for PRSI?

Employers pay 8.8% Class A employer PRSI on weekly earnings up to €386.More information 

Cara International understands the challenges and supports families by providing a lobbying process so that you can lobby your local political representatives.

Lobbying for in-home Tax credits

There are extra costs in the additional compliance with the minimum wage, and Cara International is calling for lobbying for tax credits for in-home childcare.

Lobby for an in-home childcare tax credit

Article sponsor: newrealreview.com

Tips for Au Pairs

Tips for Au Pairs

"It's an incredible experience you will learn a lot of new things and meet people from different countries.""All of South and West Ireland are beautiful, and you don't have to go so far, only just take the bike to see nice mountains, sheep and cows eating on the...

read more

Au Pair Blog

History of Au Pairs in Ireland In-home care in Ireland has evolved from the practice of recruiting a local person known to the family to a highly legislated, complicated compliance agenda encompassing the global migration of au pairs and carers. Cara International was...

read more

Summer Au Pairs

or Complete our Query Form for families If interested in becoming a summer Au Pair, Please complete our Query Form for Au Pairs.    

read more

Parents Blog

No, au pairs and childminders who come into your home to mind children or family members have to be paid the Minimum wage under The Minimum Wage Act 2000. Families much comply with several pieces of legislation, including The Working Time Act 1997, The Payment of...

read more

Jobs Board

January 2023 JobsJob Description The two-parent family who lives in Turles, Co. Tipperary requires an Au Pair experienced with children aged 9 to 11 years.  The family needs the Au Pair to cook simple meals for family. They also require some domestic tasks such as...

read more