News | 17 Apr 2019

Working full or part-time from home? You could be in for a tax rebate!

Sean BreenDirector & Chief Biscuit Dunker

Are you a PAYE worker and working full or part-time from home? You could be in for a tax rebate!

If you’re working part of the time at home and the remainder at a ‘normal place of work’, working full time from home or working on the move with visits to your ‘normal place of work’, you could be in for a Tax Rebate, and going forward a substantial tax relief that you might not be aware of.

Are you an e-Worker? According to Revenue.ie an e-Worker is a person who is;

  • working for substantial periods outside the normal place of work
  • logging onto a work computer remotely
  • sending and receiving email, data or files remotely
  • developing ideas, products and services remotely.

So if the above applies to you your employer can make a payment of €3.20 per workday to you without deducting Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) or Universal Social Charge (USC). It may not be a fortune but it’s your entitlement and every little helps! This payment is to cover the additional expenditure that you will incur for heating and electricity costs.

Your employer can also provide the following items to you for business use to without you incurring any benefit-in-kind:

  • computer or laptop
  • printer
  • scanner
  • software to allow you to work from home
  • telephone, mobile and broadband
  • office furniture.

Recent statistics from the CSO show that the number of people working from home is growing by 2,000 people per year with estimations suggesting that over 100,000 people are now "mainly working at or from home".

 

More Information;

https://www.revenue.ie/en/employing-people/employee-expenses/e-working-and-home-workers/index.aspx

 

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