Working From Home? You Can Claim Tax Back From That


CEO of, Joanna Murphy, says that from a tax perspective, an employer can pay €3.20 a day to their employee to cover these additional costs. This payment, she continued, is tax-free, meaning they won’t be deducting PAYE, PRSI or USC from that amount. However, employers have no legal obligation to pay the tax relief.

“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,” Joanna said.

“Any claims made will need to be supported with evidence in the form of receipts and possibly a letter from your employer stating that you do, in fact, work from home and that they do not reimburse you for these expenses,” she added.