If you worked in any of these countries, you could be due a Tax Refund

How to Fund your 2020 Staycation!


While we might not be able to travel abroad in 2020, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a holiday to remember this year!

In fact, as the Irish government has offered financial incentives to staycationers (more details below), now is the perfect time to start planning your holiday at home.

Why not boost your staycation fund by claiming your tax back?

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

In truth, there are a wide range of tax reliefs that can be claimed and almost everyone is due something back!

In this guide, we’re going to take a quick look at the most common tax reliefs you can claim to boost your staycation fund.

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


Medical and Non-Routine Dental expenses

If you visited the doctor or dentist in the last 4 years, you may be able to claim up to 20% on the cost.

Eligible medical expenses:

  •  Doctor and Consultants Fees
  •  Prescriptions
  •  Ambulance
  •  Physiotherapy
  •  Diagnostic procedures
  •  Maternity care
  •  And more (see a comprehensive list here)


Eligible non-routine dental expenses:

  •   Crowns
  •   Veneers
  •   Tip replacing
  •   Root canal treatments
  •   Periodontal treatment
  •   Orthodontic treatment
  •   Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
  •   Bridgework


In other words, if you spent €500 on any of the costs above over the last four years, you can claim back €100!

Flat Rate expense

Flat rate expenses reduce the costs associated with work (such as uniforms, tools and equipment) for employees across Ireland.

From barmen to bricklayers and from shop assistants to social workers, these expenses are available to workers from a wide range of industries.

So how much can you claim?

This depends on your occupation. For example, the flat rate expense for a plumber is €177 and for a teacher it is €518.

Find out how much you can claim with Taxback.com here.

Do you look after a child or relative at home?

If so, you may be entitled to avail of the Home Carer's Tax Credit. This credit is worth €5,400 over the last four years (and €1,600 in 2020 alone!).

The credit is available to couples who are married or in civil partnership and are jointly assessed for tax purposes.

Find out how much you can claim with Taxback.com here.

Employing a carer

If you pay for the cost of nursing home fees for yourself or a loved one, you may be eligible for relief at your highest rate of tax (up to 40%).

In other words, for every €1,000 you spend on nursing home fees, you may be due back as much as €400.

Relief can also be claimed if you employ a home carer to look after your loved one at home.

Claim your tax relief here.

Staycation Tax Credit

Finally, did you know that the government has launched a tax credit specifically for tourists that holiday at home this year?

In short, if your staycation in Ireland is between October 2020 to April 2021, you can claim back as much as €250 back as a tax credit.

Find more information on the staycation tax credit here.

How to claim your maximum tax refund easily online

In truth, we have merely scratched the surface with the above list. There is an abundance of tax reliefs just waiting to be claimed!

Applying with Taxback.com is the easiest way to secure your maximum Irish tax rebate.

Here’s why:

  • It’s an easy online application process
  • There are no complicated forms – we handle all the paperwork
  • We will conduct a full four year review of your tax profile, ensuring you avail of every credit and relief you’re entitled to
  • We will transfer your maximum refund straight to your bank account (remember, the average refund is €1,880)


Plus, if you’ve got questions about what you can and can’t claim, our team of tax experts are online 24/7 to support you. Live Chat with our team here anytime!

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


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Louise Murphy - Marketing Associate @ Taxback.com

Louise is a Marketing Associate at Taxback.com.

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