Tax Tips

Irish Tax Rebates’ Tax Tips is the leading online resource to help keep you up-to-date with all of the latest developments in tax. With a team that has over 20 year’s professional tax experience, we aim to offer you the best practical tips, advice and information to help you claim back any rebate owed. Simple. Easy. Fast

How to Claim PAYE Tax Credits (With Examples)

Many people mistakenly believe that tax credits are automatically applied by Revenue. Unfortunately for them, this is not always the case, which means they might not receive tax back that they are owed for medical procedures or tuition fees etc. The most common tax credits that Revenue automatically applies are the basic personal tax credit and PAYE tax credits. If...

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A Guide to Tax Relief on IVF & Fertility Treatments

Fertility treatments are on the rise in Ireland.  Fertility treatments can quickly become expensive; especially IVF, which is one of the more popular treatments. The average cost of IVF per couple can range anywhere from €5k-40k, depending on how many sessions are required. As if that wasn’t enough, most fertility treatments aren’t covered by private health insurance, leaving couples with some...

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Laser-eye surgery: Claiming tax back

More and more people are opting to have laser-eye surgery to permanently correct their vision. Bad news for opticians; but fantastic for those who suffer with visual impairments. If you have recently undergone laser eye surgery, you may be relieved to know that you can probably claim tax back on the procedure; even if you didn’t have the operation carried...

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Are you a Home Carer? – Claim Your Tax Refund

If you are married or are in a civil partnership, and you care for one or more dependent person(s)you may be entitled to a tax credit under Irish taxation law.  The following article will explain what exactly the home carer’s tax credit is. You’ll also find out about the key rules that stipulate your eligibility and the rates in 2017...

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How to Split Your Tax year Between Countries

If you’ve recently moved to Ireland for employment, or if you are planning to leave Ireland to start a career some place new, you will need to know about Split Year Treatment (SYT) for your income tax liabilities. Below, we outline what SYT is, the eligibility criteria, how the treatment varies for those arriving and those leaving the country, as...

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Working a second job? You may be due tax back

Working multiple jobs is stressful enough, without having to worry about accidentally paying more tax than you should. However, if you’ve been working two or more jobs over the past two years, it’s more than likely you have been overpaying tax and you may well be entitled to claim tax back. By default, the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system...

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5 Reasons to use Irish Tax Rebates

Are you interested in joining over 70,000 PAYE workers who have claimed an average of €1,100 of tax back? Irish Tax Rebates have helped 75% of people who apply to receive thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of Euros for their tax back claims. If you believe you are entitled to claim tax back, here are five reasons you should consider...

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A Simple Guide to Claiming Tax Back When You’ve Been Made Redundant

Being made redundant is one of the most unpleasant and stressful things that can happen in your life. If you have been on the receiving end of this kind of news recently, you’ll also find that it can be quite a confusing time, on top of everything. To help you in some small way, we’ve devised this simple guide to...

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5 Crucial tax credits for people with disabilities and those that care for them

 In 2011, the Census showed that nearly 600,000 people in Ireland reported having a disability. Although this number is a huge percentage of the Irish population, Irish Tax Rebates have found that many people in Ireland are simply unaware of a number of tax credits and other forms of tax relief which may be available for anyone who is permanently...

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A simple guide to tax assessment as a married couple

Firstly, congratulations on your recent or upcoming nuptials! While there are many things that you need to decide upon today, tomorrow and over the course of your marriage, one of the most important decisions you and your spouse can make is how you are set to be taxed.   Your tax assessment options In the Republic of Ireland, married couples...

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The Universal Social Charge in 2017

One of the most positive outcomes from Budget 2017 was the decrease in USC rates. The budget outlined cuts which will benefit people in all tax brackets, with the aim of completely phasing out USC payments over the next five Budgets. However, as Irish Tax Institute president, Mark Barrett, declared: “The greatest percentage tax saving was for those on lower...

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