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28 Jun 2022

'Space within the tax package for some measures to promote remote working', Varadkar suggests tax incentives in upcoming budget

'Space within the tax package for some measures to promote remote working', Varadkar suggests tax incentives in upcoming budget

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested that the upcoming budget will include tax incentives for people working from home.

Speaking in Washington on Tuesday, Mr. Varadkar said that the incentives could include help with heating and lighting costs and that the government would like to have a system in place "whereby if someone is working from home and they incur costs, particularly utility costs, they'd be able to defray that in some way against the tax they pay.

"There will be space within the tax package for some measures to promote remote working, Minister Donohoe is working on that and I haven't seen the details yet but it is intended to promote remote working which we think will be a big part of the future and important for work-life balance and having more people working in rural Ireland."

"There will be a tax package in the Budget of roughly €500m, most of that will be used to index tax credits and bands, making sure that if people do get a pay increase in the coming year, they will be able to keep most of it and not lose most of it to tax and that is important at a time of high inflation," added the Tánaiste. 

The Budget is set to be released on October 12th. 

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