According to’s Consumer Tax Manager, Marian Ryan, the change to working from home tax reliefs, and even your occupation could put you in line for some generous tax credits and rebates, such as Work from Home Allowance, Home Carer Tax Credit and Flat Rate Expenses.

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager at also commented on the Strategy which she viewed as a fluid one: “The National Remote Workforce Strategy is to be welcomed as an indication of a progressive society, which cares about the welfare of employers and employees alike.

“A lot of PUP and TWSS recipients are simply unaware that these payments will have given rise to tax liability and even of those who expected it, many will be surprised as to exactly how much they owe, Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager at explained.

“For many more, the news will simply be the source of anxiety for people who are already financially stretched.”

Revenue is subjecting 1,600 businesses to detailed reviews as part of a compliance sweep on employers who used the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) between March and August.

“We thought we’d see more take-up,” said Marian Ryan, consumer tax manager with

“At the time these schemes were introduced, everybody applied for every one going. Now that people are back up and running, they don’t want to be pushing up their tax bills for the future.”

New research conducted by found just 5% of employers of Ireland’s remote workforce are paying the tax-free expense of €3.20 per day.

It was brought in for so-called e-workers to help with added costs incurred as a result of working from home, such as electricity and internet bills.

Meanwhile, 33% of respondents said they had never filed a tax return and 27% would only do this if they had a large expense.

According to, thousands of workers who were placed on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) now face tax bills of potentially thousands of euro, which could come as a “major shock” to some.

Marian Ryan, consumer tax manager with says that employers are entitled to pay employees up to €3.20 a day tax free while working from home. This can be paid tax free, so is really quite a valuable benefit. Similarly, if your employer provided you with a desk or computer, or paid for your broadband or telephone, a benefit in kind charge won’t arise.

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager,, says your solicitor may be referring to Capital Gains Tax (CGT), which is payable on any profit you make on the disposal of an asset. There is normally a derogation given if that ‘asset’ is your principal private residence (PPR), which is generally exempt from CGT.

“There’s an extra four weeks there for people to get their taxes in order, which is great,” said Marian Ryan, consumer tax manager at “The self-assessed are trying to keep their doors open, trying to keep themselves afloat so throw a tax deadline and paying a tax bill on top of that and the stress would go through the roof.”