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How to claim electricity, heat, and internet expenses in Ireland for COVID-19?

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Ram Patra Published on January 8, 2021

In Ireland, you get back 10% of your total electricity/heat expenses and 30% of your internet bill for the days you’re working from home. This will be the case for the entire duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Claiming this is quite simple enough provided your employer isn’t paying you towards these expenses. Just follow the below steps:

  1. Log in to revenue.ie
  2. Under PAYE Service, click ‘Review Your Tax 2017-2020’

  3. Edit your Income Tax return

  4. Keep clicking ‘Next’ until you come to ‘Tax Credits’. Once you’re here, click on ‘Remote Working Relief’ under ‘Your job’

  5. The last step is to fill in the amounts and the days you’ve worked from home

    That’s it. You’re done. Please, feel free to share this among your friends if they aren’t aware of the benefit. Stay safe.

Ram Patra Published on January 8, 2021