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

Claiming Tax Back on Pension Contributions

Establishing a pension fund is an incredibly smart and forward-thinking move to ensure you have the financial means and support necessary after you’ve retired from work. Whether adding 1% or 10% of annual earnings to their pension funds, many people don’t realise that the contribution payments they make every year are eligible for tax relief. If your pension payments are...

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Could you be due tax back on your health insurance?

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people in Ireland that have health insurance fully or partially paid for by their employers? Did you know that you may be eligible to claim tax back on such health insurance schemes? Many people in Ireland assume that where health insurance is paid or part-paid by an employer, they are not eligible to...

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Were you employed on a short term contract? You might be due tax back

Have you previously been employed on a short-term contract? Did you know, that even short-term workers such as  students working for the Summer, construction workers contracted for particular works, agency temps or factory workers, could be entitled to tax back? Read on to discover three such reasons why you may be eligible to claim tax back on your short-term contract....

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Are You Eligible to Claim The Rental Tax Credit?

If you were renting a private property, room, apartment or house on or before the 7th of December 2010, you may be eligible to claim tax back on rental payments made. However, it is important to note that the Rental Tax Credit was phased out in 2017. This tax credit also applies to rent payable on premises outside the State...

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The Dependent Relatives Tax Credit Explained

Dependent Relative Tax Credit   The 2016 Census found that an astounding 195,263 Irish people are providing unpaid assistance to dependent relatives. Unfortunately, the majority of these carers do not realize they are eligible to claim a “Dependent Relative Tax Credit”, in order to compensate them for their care. This complete guide will help you understand everything you need to know...

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Everything You Need to Know About Personal Tax Credits

Personal tax credits are due to every taxpayer resident in Ireland. The tax credit applicable will depend on your marital status – single, married, in a civil partnership, widowed, a surviving civil partner, separated, divorced or a former civil partner. Personal tax credits and PAYE tax credits are usually applied every year at the source of income however, it is...

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5 Important Tax Credits for Medical Professionals

Every year, thousands of tax credits go unclaimed. During our tax reviews for clients, we have found this to be especially true for medical and healthcare professionals. Unbeknownst to many professionals working in the healthcare sector, there are a number of important tax credits which they should be claiming.   1. Education Fees Are you a student doctor/nurse? Do you...

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Claiming tax back when you are unemployed

Facing unemployment is a tough prospect. However if you have recently become unemployed after a period of employment, you’ll be happy to know that you may be eligible to claim tax back. A tax rebate can go a long way to helping yourself financially while you try to secure a new role. The size of the tax rebate that you...

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Started a new job in the last 4 years? Claim tax back!

Starting a new job after a sustained period of unemployment is an exciting time. Finally, you have a new opportunity to gain more skills, meet new people and further your career. However, did you know that if you started a new job in the last four years that you may also be eligible to claim tax back too? A relatively...

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Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP)

The Special Assignee Relief Programme is specifically aimed at employees who have been assigned by his or her employer to relocate to Ireland to work for that same employer. If the employee earns in excess of €75,000 per year, they may be eligible to claim tax back under the Special Assignee Relief Programme. The conditions to qualify are as follows: • The...

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Foreign Earnings Deduction

In an effort to encourage export-led business, particularly to emerging market economies, the government have introduced a “Foreign Earnings Deduction” tax credit. Overview of the Foreign Earnings Deduction tax credit In short, this tax credit is allowable to an employee or director who spends more than 30 days of the year on company business in a country that is classified...

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