I have received a Form 12 from the Revenue Commissioners and wonder what I should do next?
What is a Form 12?
The Form 12 is an annual Income Tax return for people whose primary sources of income are their PAYE income. If you are in receipt of any other income apart from your income earned as an employee you may have an obligation to declare this on a Form 12.
Why would I have been sent a Form 12?
- You could have been chosen at random to complete a Form 12.
- The Revenue may have obtained third party information regarding additional non- paye income such as payments from the Department of Agriculture.
- You have had a gain subject to Capital Gains Tax during the year, an example would be property or shares sold.
What income types are assessable under a Form 12?
- Income from a Trade or Profession – e.g. Farming Income.
- Rental Income.
- Dividend Income.
- Foreign incomes – Foreign Pensions, Foreign Rental Income.
When should I complete and return my Form 12?
Typically, you will need to complete your Form 12 by October 31st in the year following the tax year of assessment. i.e. For 2012 taxes, the Form 12 must be submitted by 31st October 2013.
What Should I do now?
If you have received a Form 12 do not ignore it. You must complete the form honestly ensuring that you declare your income from all sources. In some circumstances it may be beneficial to seek professional advice.
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