Irish Mirror: Coronavirus Ireland: How much tax relief you could be entitled to if working from home during pandemic


Joanna Murphy, CEO of, said: “The obvious ones are heating, electricity and perhaps broadband expenses. From a tax perspective, an employer can pay €3.20 a day to their employee to cover these additional costs.

“This payment is tax free, which means they won’t be deducting PAYE, PRSI or USC from that amount. It isn’t a legal obligation to do this, however.

“But even if your employer doesn’t and/or isn’t in a position to pay the €3.20, these expenses are eligible for tax relief meaning the ‘ home-worker’ can claim tax back on them.