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

The Ultimate Tax Refund Guide Every Nurse Needs Right Now


More than 65,000 nurses and midwives are working in Ireland right now.

The majority of these nurses are entitled to claim a wide range of tax reliefs.

But what can nurses claim on tax? Many Irish workers are simply unaware of what they are entitled to.

The result? Thousands of euros in tax refunds go unclaimed every year.

When you consider that the average Irish tax refund a Taxback customer receives is €1,880, it’s easy to see why applying for your tax refund makes so much sense!

With that in mind, we have created this helpful guide to cover everything a nurse needs to know about claiming their tax back online TODAY

So which tax reliefs can Irish nurses claim?

Discover the key tax reliefs for Irish nurses as we delve into the essential components of maximizing your returns.

Whether you handle your uniform or it's provided by the hospital, there are valuable returns waiting for you.


Flat rate expenses 

Let’s start with flat rate expenses – these are available to workers in a wide variety of industries.

The purpose of flat rate expenses is to reduce the costs associated with work (such as uniforms, tools and equipment). 

The amount that can be claimed varies from job-to-job. The good news for nurses is that you may be able to claim back as much as €733 per year.

Not bad!

In short, if you supply and launder your own uniform, you are entitled to claim over €730. However, even if your uniform is supplied and laundered by the hospital, you can still claim €258 each year.

For more details on what you can claim, check out our handy infographic below.

Claim your Nurse’s flat rate expense online with Taxback

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


Medical expenses 

Medical expenses are perhaps the most common type of tax relief available to Irish workers. It’s also one of the most underutilised - only 4 in 10 workers claim this tax relief every year.

Put simply, if you’ve been to the doctor or the dentist in the last 4 years, it’s pretty likely you will due some money back. 

Here are some examples of medical expenses that qualify for relief:

Doctor and Consultants Fees – you can claim 20% in tax relief on the cost of every visit.

Prescriptions – you can also claim tax relief on the cost of prescriptions. Relief is also available on costs incurred from a coeliac or diabetic diet, as advised by your doctor.

Physiotherapy - you can claim tax back if your doctor refers you to a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath.

Diagnostic procedures - X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans and other diagnostic procedures are eligible for tax relief.

Eye care - There is a long list of optical treatments which qualify for tax relief – learn more here.

and much more…

For more information on what medical expenses you can claim check this out.

Paid medical bills?

Claim your tax back!

Tuition fees 

If at any point in the last four years, you paid for tuition fees for yourself or someone else, there is a good chance you can claim tax relief on the expenses incurred. 

Whether you’re just out of college or still paying for third level fees – this is an important tax relief to be aware of as it could save you a lot of money. 

What can nurses claim on tax? Tax relief is given at the standard rate of tax which is 20%. However, there is a limit to fees, at €7,000 per course, on which you can claim relief. 

We have created a full guide to claiming tax back on tuition fees. See it here.

Year of marriage tax relief 

Got married in the last four years?

In the year you're married, both you and your spouse will continue to be treated as single people for tax purposes.

In other words, you may be due tax back if you paid more tax in the year you got married than you would have if you had been treated as a married couple.

This is a really common type of tax relief that married couples can claim. So, if you’re recently married, it’s definitely worth investigating how much you can claim.

Claim your year of marriage tax back today!

Want to claim a tax refund?

Want to claim a tax refund?

The average Irish PAYE tax refund a Taxback customer receives is €1,880. Do you really want to leave all that money with the taxman? Of course not!

Feel free to use our FREE income tax calculator to see how much tax back you could be owed!

We can also help you to claim your tax back in Ireland today.

Plus, if you have never claimed your tax back before, don’t worry! We can help you claim your refund for the last four years!

It only takes a couple of minutes to get started - all you have to do is complete the short form.

The average Irish tax refund is €1,880


Maximize your tax refund with Taxback

Our tax team will handle all of the boring tax paperwork so you don’t have to! We will ensure you avail of every tax relief you’re entitled to and transfer your maximum tax refund straight to your bank account.

It’s that easy!

So what are you waiting for?

Get your tax back today!

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Louise Murphy - Marketing Associate @ Taxback.com

Louise is a Marketing Associate at Taxback.com.

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