The final phase of the eForm 12 2013 is now available. As we reported in Chartered Accountants Tax News, the eForm 12 2013 allows certain taxpayers, or agents on behalf of their PAYE clients, to make a Form 12 return electronically for the year ended 31 December 2013. The first phase included the most common income types, credits, allowances and reliefs, the second and final phase now includes for all incomes, tax credits, allowances and reliefs available on the paper form. Unlike Self-Assessment filings, the use of the electronic form 12 is not mandatory, at least for the time being.
We reported last month in Chartered Accountants Tax News that approx. 40,000 taxpayers will be requested to complete and file a Form 12 in respect of the 2013 tax year. Taxpayers can file using the paper version of the Form 12 or through the new eForm 12 facility.
Further information regarding the eForm 12 can be found on the Revenue website at: Online Services – eForm 12.
This article first appeared on charteredaccountants.ie
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