Updated October 2016.

PPS Number Personal Public Service Number

Step 1. Applying for a Personal Public Service (PPS) Number.

A PPS number is an individual's unique identification number for all dealings with the Public Service, including Social Welfare, tax, education and health services. You may already have a PPS number, if you are an Irish National and:

  • Were born in Ireland after 1971
  • Registered for tax since 1979
  • Were in receipt of Social Welfare Benefit payment
  • Were issued with a Social Services Card.

If you do not hold a PPS Number, you must first register with the Department of Social Protection by following the steps as outlined via the link below

Your PPS Number is very important and you should keep a permanent record of it.

Always quote the number when writing or calling to your Revenue office, or to the Department of Social Protection. This will avoid unnecessary delay.

Step 2. Register for Online Revenue Account (MyAccount) and to Register your DCU Employment via Jobs and Service page on MyAccount.

Upon notification of your PPS number from the Department of Social Protection, the next step is to Register your details with Revenue.  The first step is to setup an online account to access Revenue by clicking on My Account 

What you need to register for myAccount

The following information must be provided on registration:

  • PPS number,
  • Date of birth,
  • Mobile number or landline number,
  • Email address,
  • Home address.

If the details match then you will be issued with a temporary password either by text, email or by post. Once you have your temporary password, you are ready to use myAccount.

Remember that the temporary password is only valid for a certain timeframe as follows:

  • Text or email - expires after 1 hour,
  • Post – expires 21 days from the date of the letter.

You will have to create a new password when you log in to myAccount for the first time. Please keep your password safe and secret.

Accessing Jobs and Pensions Service

This service is available in myAccount by clicking on the Jobs and Pensions card on the homepage.

Customers, including those starting work for the first time in Ireland, must register for myAccount to use the Jobs and Pensions service.

The Jobs and Pensions service is also available in ROS.

Information needed to register a job

Customers will need the following information to register a job online:

  • new employer’s tax registration number (click on link (REF Q16) for appropriate Reg Number)
  • start date of the new job
  • frequency of payment
  • staff number if one has been allocated by the employer. This is also called a personnel, works or payroll number (note: this is not mandatory)
  • weekly amount of the following DSP payments:
    • Blind Pension
    • Survivor’s Pension (Non-Contributory)
    • Carer’s Income (Allowance / Benefit).

Customers may also be asked to provide additional information including:

  • occupation and other details to determine entitlement to Flat Rate Expenses
  • length of time living in Ireland and intention to stay to determine whether the customer is tax resident
  • details of overall income for the current tax year to determine the appropriate rate of Universal Social Charge (USC).

Jointly assessed customers may be asked to provide information in relation to their spouse or civil partner.

Revenue will use any relevant information from the customer’s Revenue record and will only ask for information where it is missing or may not be up to date.

Issue of Tax Credit Certificate

After the job is registered on the Jobs and Pensions service, a TCC will issue to the new employer. A copy of the TCC will be available to view on myAccount (PAYE Anytime) usually within 2 days of the submission being made.

TCCs set out a customer’s tax credits and rate band for the current tax year.

The information provided by the customer, in addition to the information held on Revenue’s record, will determine the appropriate tax credits and rate band.