Are you working from home? Then you may be entitled to tax relief

By March 20, 2020For Talent

If you’re working from home, this might be worth looking into.

As a result of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, thousands of workers have been asked to work from home. 

If you are lucky enough to be able to do your job from home, you may actually be entitled to some sort of tax relief. 

Tax refund specialists at have said that those working from home may be able to avail of a tax relief. 

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Those people that are working from home will will incur some additional costs that they may not even be aware of.

Joanna Murphy, the CEO of, has said that an employer can pay up to €3.20 a day to their employee to cover these additional costs. 

Ms Murphy added that this payment is tax free, which means they won’t be deducting PAYE, PRSI or USC from the amount. 

However, employers are not legally obligated to pay the tax relief, so it will be at the discretion of your job.

“But even if your employer doesn’t and/or isn’t in a position to pay the €3.20, these expenses are eligible for tax relief meaning the home-worker can claim tax back on them,” Joanna Murphy said.

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“Any claims made will need to be supported with evidence in the form of receipts and possibly a letter from your employer stating that you do, in fact, work from home and that they do not reimburse you for these expenses,” she added.

Also with regards to other entitlements, if you have found yourself out of work as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, you can access a new social welfare created by the government. 

All details can be found here

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