For those teachers whose renewal of registration with the Teaching Council is due in January 2013, the good news is that the registration fee has been reduced from €90 to €65, a reduction of €25 or 28%. This fee reduction only applies to those registrations which fall due after January 1st 2013.
The Teaching Council website is also reporting that there has been a change in the registration renewal process with which teachers should become familiar:
“From now on a single Registration Renewal notice will be posted to teachers approximately four weeks in advance of their renewal date. If registration is not renewed by the expiry date, a Final Notice will be issued by registered post. If registration is not renewed within thirty days of the date on the Final Notice, the teacher’s name will be automatically removed from the register.”
Unfortunately, though the cut is welcome, the registration fee no longer attracts a tax deduction, so €65 is actually an increase. Nice work if you can get it….
Thanks for that Fintan. I didn’t realise that it wasn’t going to be tax-deductible anymore.
The Teaching Council registration renewal fee can still be claimed against tax as a work expense so the net fee is closer to €38 for those paying the higher rate of tax. The allowance is inlcuded with the flat rate expense allowance shown on a teacher’s tax credit certificate. If it is not inlcuded, teachers should contact their local tax office to claim the tax deduction. See http://www.revenue.ie for contact details. Local tax offices have been informed by the Revenue Commissioners that teachers are entitled to this credit.
Thanks for that clarification on the tax issue.
Two Tier Teaching system,
I am glad some teachers aren’t be robbed by the teaching council, new entrants are been discriminated with the bigger teaching fees and the stupid mandatory induction course. I have spent the last four years studying the areas the induction course covers and the council hashed them into 12 workshops. The council suddenly say new entrants need this yet the profession is full of teachers who will not have to do this course.
The teaching council must feel that the teaching schools have inferior standards.
Since the council decided to reduce the renewal fee for some and differentiate against others, there is a two tier system.
It is very merciful that the council will extend the 3 year period of completing the course since nobody will find a job, assuming there are still schools.
The teaching council is so committed to generational segregation that there was a 8% drop in cao applications.
This exploitation council has certainly lived to the IMF’s standard of punishing everybody, Christine must be intimately aroused.