e-worker Tax Relief
Staff working from home on a full or part-time basis can qualify for tax relief as long as it is supported by receipts and a letter of confirmation from your employer.
Staff who have been asked to work from home as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 can avail of Revenue's e-worker tax relief. Work related expenses eligible for tax relief include heating, electricity and perhaps broadband expenses.
e-Working expenses can be claimed by completing an Income Tax return. An individual can complete this form on the Revenue website as follows:
- sign into revenue.myaccount
- click on 'Review your tax' link in PAYE Services;
- select the Income Tax return for the relevant tax year;
- select 'Other PAYE Expenses' in the 'Tax Credits and Reliefs' page and insert the amount of expense at the 'Amount Claimed' section
As a claim may be selected for future examination, all documentation relating to a claim should be retained for a period of six years from the end of the tax year to which the claim relates. Please check the Revenue website for details on how such relief is calculated.