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According to the consumer tax manager at Marian Ryan, you will need to have a formal agreement between you and your employer/business partner that allows you to work remotely.

She says you will not be considered an e-worker if you bring work home outside of normal working hours.

Ms. Ryan says your employer must provide any of the following where necessary to an e-working employee for business use: a computer or laptop, a printer, a scanner, software to allow you to work from home, a telephone, mobile and broadband services, and office furniture.

The lucky ones are getting the tax-free payment of €3.20 a working day from their employer.