Revenue has issued over 125,000 PAYE workers to claim their entitlements before the deadline on December 31.
PAYE workers were reminded that there is a four-year time limit for claiming tax back, for health expenses, nursing home fees and tuition fees, and for claiming entitlements to tax credits or reliefs due, such as the home carer’s tax credit.
Pat Murphy, Manager in Revenue’s Personal Division, had this timely advice for taxpayers:
“There is a four-year time limit for claiming tax refunds and the deadline for 2014 claims is 31 December.
"You can claim a refund of tax paid for any of the last four years if there are entitlements you are due but have yet to claim.
"This week, Revenue is writing to more than 125,000 PAYE workers who have paid tax but have not claimed any additional tax credits or reliefs in the previous four years to remind them that now is a good time to check that they have claimed all their entitlements.”
Mr Murphy added: “Even if you did not get a letter from Revenue, you can review, and update, your tax record online at any time, using PAYE Services in myAccount.
"When you submit a claim, it is processed and verified by Revenue. Generally, most online refund claims are paid within five working days so there is still plenty of time to submit your claim and have your refund paid into your bank account before Christmas”
Summarising his advice to taxpayers, Mr Murphy said that the important things for PAYE workers to remember are:
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