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Accounts Payable

All invoices/payments are processed and made by the Finance Department. These include payments for goods and services provided to the Council for various Capital and Revenue purposes.

The Council's Treasurer is AIB Bank plc, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Payment by means of Electronic Funds Transfer

Payments to suppliers are made directly into their bank accounts by means of electronic funds transfer. A remittance advice is emailed to the supplier giving details of the invoices being paid.

Ordering and Invoicing

A valid Purchase Order Number must be recorded on invoices submitted for the purchase of goods or services.

An invoice received without a relevant purchase order number will be sent back from Accounts Payable to the supplier.

All invoices must be forwarded to:

Accounts Payable Section
South Dublin County Council
County Hall
Dublin 24

Tax Clearance

In accordance with Section 177 of the Finance Act 1995 as amended by the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, all companies doing business with a Local Authority must have Tax Clearance in your company name i.e. the name that appears on your invoices.

If total payments reach the €10,000 threshold within a rolling 12 month period, payments cannot be made until a details of your Tax Clearance is received from you.

Tax Clearance is applied for on the online ROS system and you will need to provide SDCC with your Tax Registration Number & Access Number

Relevant Contracts Tax

All new suppliers working as Sub-Contractor’s on behalf of South Dublin County Council must have a letter of Determination with a tax deduction rate of either 20% or zero

During the payment run process Revenue will be notified of any RCT payments and they in turn will come back with a deduction rate of either zero, 20% or 35%

If the deduction rate for the payment is 35% and the amount of payments in the last rolling 12 months (including the current payment) is above €10,000 and we you haven’t presented us with Tax Clearance then the payment will be withheld until the necessary Tax Clearance is presented to us

VAT – Reverse Charges in the Construction Industry

Reverse Charges is a method of accounting for VAT.  Since 1st September 2008 the Principle Contractor is accountable for any VAT on payments relating to the Construction Industry (Excluding those providing haulage for hire).  Therefore any invoices from a sub-contractor to SDCC must be exclusive of VAT, & must contain the following message on the invoice:  “VAT ON THIS SUPPLY TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR BY THE PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR”

Withholding Tax

Withholding tax is taken from all payments in respect of professional services. It is deducted at the standard rate of income tax from the total amount of the payment due, including any amount in respect of expenses or outlay but excluding;

VAT charged by the specified person
Stamp Duties
Land Registry Fees
Deed of Registration fees
Company Office fees
Court fees

Payments Office

The Council's payments offices are located at County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24, and Civic Offices, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

The Opening hours are:


Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4.00pm 

Friday: 9am to 3.30pm


The Cash office in the Clondalkin Civic offices will be open from 10am to 12noon and from 2pm to 3.30pm.

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