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Guide to Tax Returns & Self-Assessment in Ireland

Guide to Tax Returns & Self-Assessment in Ireland

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In general, if you earn income outside the PAYE system in Ireland you are required to file a self-assessed tax return for every year you do so. A lot of people may find this confusing or stressful, here is our guide to try and help you understand the deep thoughts of the revenue.

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Taxing Times – Are you claiming all your tax reliefs?

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Know your entitlements
According to the Revenue Commissioners, there were 1.4 million claims for tax reliefs last year, more than three times the number in 2004 (around 402,000).

There are no hard figures on how much in tax relief goes unclaimed every year, but it is generally assumed to be millions of euro.

Consumer and tax experts say now is a good time to start claiming any tax reliefs due to you.

Over the past couple of years, some reliefs have been abolished, while others have been scaled back. But you can still claim tax reliefs for any expenditure made as far back as 2006.

This means that you can submit a claim for tax relief relating to expenditure that took place during the tax years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, as long as the claim is submitted before December 31, 2010.
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