Working From Home & Tax Relief
Working from home is also known as remote working or e-working.
If you or some of your team work from home for substantial periods, either full-time or part-time, they may be able to claim tax relief on the extra costs, including:
The process for claiming remote working relief can vary depending on your location and the specific regulations in place. Not everyone can get Remote Working Relief.
In order to qualify, you must:
- Have an agreement with your employer to work from home
- Be required to perform substantive duties at home
- Be required to work for substantial periods at home
More information on the eligibility criteria is available in Revenue’s Tax and Duty Manual on e-Working and Tax (pdf).
If your employer gives you equipment that you need to do your work, for example, a phone, computer or printer, and you mainly use it for work, it is not considered a benefit-in-kind. Meaning you do not have to pay any tax for getting the equipment from your employer.
If your employer does not pay you a working-from-home allowance for your expenses, you can claim tax relief during the year or after the end of the year. You will get money back from the taxes you paid.
How to apply
You can claim tax relief online using Revenue’s myAccount service. For 2024, you can claim the tax relief during the year or after the end of the year. If you claim during the year, you can get real-time credits. This means that you can claim for expenses when you pay them and get increased tax credits in your subsequent payroll payments from your employer. You can make a real-time credit claim using myAccount.
You must be able to account for each expense you intend to claim. This means keeping a record of all receipts and bills.
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