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Returning to Ireland as remote worker

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Hi all

Hoping for some advise, My family and I moved to the Caribbean 12 months ago and during this time I have received a promotion which allows remote work.

It is essentially a World Wide company but my payroll will remain in Grand Cayman were I reside.

We are and Irish family and would like to know the options for residing in Ireland whilst working remotely.... how would payroll or Tax work.... bare in mind we pay Zero tax on our salary in Cayman currently (but the cost of living cancels-out the “perks”)

Its a great job and opportunity but we would love to know if remote work whilst living in ireland makes sense.... 


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Hey! Sorry I never responded. This is a common question actually. One that I myself encountered when I last moved back to Ireland.

Here's the hard and fast on it...

Your residence for tax purposes depends on the number of days that you are present in Ireland during a tax year (A tax year means the period from 1 January to 31 December).

You are resident for tax purposes for a year if:

  • You spend 183 days or more in Ireland in that year from 1 January – 31 December or,
  • If you spend 280 days or more in Ireland over a period of two consecutive tax years, you will be regarded as resident for the second tax year. For example, if you spend 140 days here in Year 1 and 150 days here in Year 2, you will be resident in Ireland for Year 2. You must be in Ireland for a minimum of 30 days each year.

You are treated as being present in the State for a day, if you are present in the State at any time during that day.