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

Last Chance to Claim Your 2016 Irish Tax Refund


Last update 16/11/2020

Irish workers have up until 31 December to claim a tax refund for the 2016 tax year. Taxpayers can go back four years when applying for a tax refund and the opportunity to claim for the 2016 tax year will close at the end of 2020. 

Each year, thousands of people leave their money at the tax office, unaware they may be due a tax refund or that specific are reliefs can be claimed. 

If you think that claiming your tax refund will not be worth your while, think again!

In fact, the average Irish tax refund that a Taxback.com customer receives is €1,880.

If filling out boring tax paperwork is the last thing you want to do Taxback.com can help you. Our team will handle all of the paperwork, ensure you are availing of all of your entitlements and transfer your refund straight to your bank account.

Speaking ahead of the deadline, Joanna Murphy, CEO of Taxback.com, encouraged workers to claim their tax entitlements.

“Whether it’s down to apathy or a lack of awareness, each year Irish people leave huge sums with Revenue by not claiming the tax reliefs for which they are eligible and entitled.

"These refunds can be claimed for up to four years, so as we approach the end of the year we are calling on anyone who has had a medical expense, who has paid tuition fees, who cares for children or incapacitated relatives, and many others, to come forward and ascertain whether or not they could be entitled to a refund.

"Once we hit January 1st the chance to claim any refund for 2016 will have been missed. However, people will still be able to claim for the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.”

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


Taxback.com have put together a list of the top 10 refunds that people may or may not be aware of, but that would apply to many taxpayers around the country:

1.  Medical Expenses

2.  Tuition Fees

3.  Flat Rate Expenses

4.  Working from Home Relief

5.  Home Carers Credit

6.  Nursing Home Relief

7.  Rent a Room Relief

8.  Employing a Home Carer Tax Relief

9.  Dependant Relative Credit

10.  Home Renovation Incentive & Rent Relief (both have now been phased out but can still be claimed for retrospectively in certain circumstances) 

“In terms of the reliefs that out there, a refund in respect of unreimbursed medical expenses is probably the one that will apply to most people. However, one piece of vital advice here is to keep all your receipts as they are essential to any refund application.

"Too many people discard important receipts for themselves or their family, and while it might be tempting to throw them in the bin, I would advise to keep a shoe box or something into which you throw doctors’ bills, pharmacy receipts and bills for any other medical, and dental expenses. It will make it so much easier at the end of the year."

You might think that your income was too low and you don’t need to prepare a tax return. In reality, you might still be eligible for a tax refund. Luckily for you, you can still claim the 2016 refund that you have been delaying. Don’t wait and take what is yours.

Claim your tax refund easily online with Taxback.com. Get started by completing this form.

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


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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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