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Getting Paid

This page details the types of payments Westmeath County Council make to individuals, community groups and suppliers.


Westmeath County Council Tax Clearance Number
Applicant Name: Westmeath County Council
Applicant PPSN/Tax Reference Number: 6517963W
Access Number: 956137


Payments to Suppliers

Individuals and companies who supply the organisation with goods and services are paid by EFT (electronic funds transfer).

Our Accounts Payable Section makes all payments to suppliers for these goods and services. Businesses or individuals who wish to enquire about payments can contact the accounts payable section by email at accountspayable@westmeathcoco.ie or using the contact details for Accounts Payable provided here.

Ordering and invoicing

All orders for goods/services must be accompanied by a purchase order number which will be provided by the section ordering the goods/services at the time the order is placed.  

All invoices should be submitted to the Accounts Payable Section by email accountspayable@westmeathcoco.ie and should quote the relevant purchase order number. 

The Local Government sector are currently in the process of implementing and e-Invoicing solution and we will be in contact in due course with details of the operation of the new system.

The details that are required on your invoices are detailed Invoicing Requirements and please make note of same.

Amendment of Supplier Details

It is vital that you inform Westmeath County Council immediately of any changes or updates to your details.

If you would like to amend your supplier details please complete and send the supplier amendment form accessible via link below to apsupplieramendments@westmeathcoco.ie  

Tax Clearance

Public Sector Contracts

A condition of obtaining a Public Sector Contract (Section 1095 Taxes Consolidation Act 1997) of a value of €10,000 or more, (inclusive of VAT), within any 12 month period, is that the contractor is required to demonstrate tax compliance. Such contracts can involve the purchase, hiring, leasing of goods, services or property by public authorities. Examples of the types of goods/services covered in such contracts are plant hire, cleaning or security, consultancies for management, legal or design services.

The tax compliance requirement applies even where the provision of goods or services is not the subject of a formal written contract.

Grant Payments

Under Section 1095, T.C.A. 1997 payment of State/Public Authority grants, subsidies and similar type payments, by Government Departments and public authorities, of a value of €10,000 or more, within any 12 months period, including for example, industrial and farm development grants is subject to the person being tax compliant.

Info : Further information on tax compliance and obtaining a tax reference number is available on the Revenue website at www.revenue.ie.

Relevant Contracts Tax

If you are a sub-contractor in the construction, forestry or meat processing industries – Relevant Contract Tax (RCT) applies to you. RCT is a system of tax deduction where principal contractors (i.e. Westmeath County Council) deduct tax at 35% from payments to sub-contractors who are non-tax compliant.

Sub-contractors are subject to tax compliance regulations as required by Revenue and no payment can be made to a sub-contractor who does not comply with the revenue requirements.

Professional Service Withholding Tax (PSWT)

PSWT is a tax that applies to payments by accountable persons for certain professional services.

Westmeath County Council is an accountable person and must deduct PSWT at the rate of 20% from supplier payments made for certain professional services.

As an accountable person Westmeath County Council submits PSWT returns to Revenue and pays over the PSWT deducted to Revenue.

Prompt Payments

Westmeath County Council is committed to making every effort to pay its suppliers promptly.




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