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What is Universal Social Charge?

The Universal Social Charge (USC) is calculated based on the full withdrawal amount on your pension

Depending on your personal circumstances, individual USC rates may apply. These are provided by Revenue and are shown on your tax certificate. 

In the absence of a valid tax certificate, USC will be charged at the higher rate (currently 8%). Therefore, it is important to discuss this matter with your local Revenue office.

You might find our other related article useful  How to ensure your pension is taxed correctly?.

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