PAYE Taxpayers >> Flat Rate Expenses DeductionsTags: PAYE tax allowances, PAYE expenses, claiming tax expenses
The claiming of expenses as a tax deduction against PAYE income is almost impossible. Before an expense will be allowed for tax relief it must have been incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of the duties of employment. This is why there is no tax relief for the costs of travelling to and from work or for normal clothing, cost of lunch etc.
To compensate for this the Revenue has an agreed flat rate expenses allowance for certain categories of employment which is automatically allowed to you. There is no need to produce receipts etc in support of your claim. There is a full listing of the agreed amounts on the tax return section of our website. If you are employed in one of the qualifying categories you should check to ensure that the appropriate allowance is being given to you. This is something that is often overlooked and can lead to sizable tax refunds being due.
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