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Work In Retail? Here’s 4 Ways You Can Claim Tax Back Today


Did you know that roughly 285,000 people are employed in Ireland’s retail sector? The vast majority of these workers are entitled to claim significant tax refunds. And yet, thousands of retail workers miss out on claiming their tax back in Ireland every year.

If you work in retail and think that it’s not worth your while to claim your tax back, it’s time to think again!

The average tax refund a Taxback.com customer claims is €1,880.

In this guide, we’re going to outline some of the most common tax reliefs that retail workers can claim. We’ll also show you just how easy it is to claim your tax back online today.


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Flat rate expenses for retail employees

Every retail worker should be aware of flat rate expenses.

The purpose behind these expenses is to cover the costs and maintenance of the clothing and protective equipment that you need to carry out your job.

There are different flat rate expenses available for a range of employment types.

If you work in retail and have never claimed flat rate expenses before, the good news is that you are entitled to claim over €480 in tax relief. The annual credit is worth €121 and you can go back four years when applying for your tax back.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that you will not receive your expenses automatically. You have to claim them yourself.

If you’d like to apply for unused flat rate expenses from the last four years, Taxback.com can help you. We’ll claim every tax relief you’re entitled to and transfer your maximum refund straight to your bank account.

It only takes a couple of minutes to apply.

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


Tuition Fees

You may be eligible to claim as much as 20% in tax back on your tuition fees if you have been studying on a full-time or part-time basis. And if you have children who have been studying in the past four years, you may also be able to claim tax back.

You can claim the relief as long as you have paid the fees. But there is a limit of €7,000 per course, on which you can claim relief.

Еach claim is subject to a single disregard amount, the first €3,000 is disregarded for a full-time student or €1,500 for a part-time student. 

If you’d like to learn more about tax relief on third-level fees, check out our guide here.

Alternatively, our team can help you claim this tax relief easily online. Apply today by completing the short form here.

Emergency tax

If you changed employment or started your first job recently, you may have paid emergency tax.

Under emergency tax, all of your income will be taxed at 40%.

While this is a higher rate of tax than you would usually expect to pay, the good news is you can claim your emergency tax back.

If you see “emergency basis” or tax code “E” on your payslip, you will know that you’ve been emergency taxed.

Taxback.com can help you claim back your emergency tax in just a matter of minutes!

Apply here today.

Medical expenses

Almost everyone has been to the doctor within the last four years. And yet, only 4 in 10 Irish workers claim tax back on their medical expenses.

That’s crazy!

For every €500 you spend on GP bills, consultant costs, prescriptions and non-routine dental expenses, you are entitled to claim €100 back.

Do you really want to leave that much money behind? Of course not!

In truth, the list of medical expenses that are eligible for tax relief is very long (physiotherapy, maternity care, IVF, eye care, ambulance fees and lots more all qualify).

If you’re unsure whether or not your medical expenses qualify,  check out our full guide here. Better yet, why not contact the Taxback.com team today? We’ll help you claim every tax relief you’re entitled to.


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How to claim your tax back?

You can always claim your tax back directly yourself. However, if you want to ensure you are claiming every single relief you’re entitled to, you should apply with Taxback.com. 

We get tax back for our customers all day, every day!

We’ll handle all the tricky tax paperwork and transfer your maximum refund straight to your bank account.

It’s that easy!

Why choose Taxback.com?

  • Simple online process - no complicated forms
  • Your maximum refund guaranteed - our average Irish refund is €1,880
  • No refund, no fee - there’s nothing to lose by finding out how much you’re owed 
  • We have more than 20 years of experience - Our tax experts have already processed over ½ billion euro in refunds
  • Got questions about your refund? Contact our Live Chat team anytime 24/7

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Kristina Valcheva - Digital content writer @ Taxback.com

Kristina is a digital content writer at Taxback.com. She has a strong interest in finance and technology, and her background is in media, journalism and sales.

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