Top 5 tips for claiming tax back from

Top 5 tips for claiming tax back from

Top tips for claiming tax back from Revenue as a chance of hundreds of euros end in days

With the present Tax Refunds scheme, you can claim back for up to 4 years and get hundreds of euros back.

As the tax year draws to an end, it's worth checking to see if you've overpaid. Every year, millions of people fail to claim back the tax refund that they're due for the previous four years. The minute the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, the opportunity to do it for 2018 will have disappeared.

It is common knowledge that people are struggling to make ends meet with the current cost of living crisis, but people are also missing out on hundreds of euros this could be a massive bonus. People who work remotely will be pleased to know they can avail of remote working relief which offers 30% relief on their profits.

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Marian Ryan from said: Almost half a million people overpaid a total of €300m in income tax in 2021, according to figures provided in response to a Dail question earlier this year. Take advantage of your tax return now, as the year ends in a few days. If you wait until the New Year to make a claim for 2018, you will only be able to claim back up until 2019.

Top tips for claiming your tax relief:

  • You can claim tax refunds for the year 2018 and onwards as long as you make your claim by 31 December 2022. All claims have to be submitted before the 4-year limit is up which is by 31 December 2022.

  • Each person who pays taxes on a property (tenants) can claim the rent credit. If there are roommates that live on the property together but aren't married or in a civil partnership, they’ll need to get their own individual credit rather than claiming as one group...

  • If a tenant wants to claim the rent credit, they must provide a copy of their tax return (or other RRSP contributions documentation) and have their landlord complete/sign the appropriate receipt. We're required to get a written receipt for all rent payments, so write the necessary details (the name of the person who paid it and the amount they paid) on paper before we send you on your way. All a claimant needs to do is provide their details along with the amount of rent paid.

  • The amount of remote working relief you can claim varies depending on the year. You can claim back 10pc on power and electricity for 2018 and 2019, plus 30pc of the cost of broadband for 2020 and 2021 - all totalling 30pc. For 2022, this figure is raised to 40pc. You can't claim tax relief for the broadband costs you incurred in 2018 or 2019. You are only eligible to claim remote working relief for the days you worked from home.

  • You can get tax relief for remote working expenses in two ways. One way is to claim the Remote Working Relief, the other would be to take a daily Tax-free remote working allowance from your employer of €3.20. Upkeep expenses incurred for remote work can usually be claimed for the tax year. Any payments you receive from your employer to cover those costs should be deducted from your claim, though.

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