As a PAYE worker, you are entitled to claim ‘Flat Rate’ expenses, depending on your profession. Flat rate expenses are one of the most common reliefs that are never claimed for…and it’s up to you to claim it, it is not applied automatically!
The allowance is set at different rates depending on your area of employment. To name just a few;
• Teachers are entitled to €583 flat rate expenses per year, which includes subscriptions paid to TCI
• Nurses, who are obliged to supply and launder their own uniforms, can claim €733 per year
• Cabin Crew can claim €64 per year
• Motor Industry including general and assembly workers ranges from €42 to €85
The good news is, if you haven’t been claiming what you are entitled to, you can claim entitlements for the past 4 years.
While you’re here….why not read our article on Claiming a tax refund on Tuition Fees
The above article is for general use only and does not constitute advice. It is accurate based on the date of publication and further clarification on possibly rule changes should be sought. If we can we be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.