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This week’s tax news

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Bus, Rail and Ferry passes

The Tax and Duty manual on the conditions relating to salary sacrifice arrangements has been amended. These amendments clarify that an employee may enter into a “salary sacrifice” arrangement in respect of bus, rail and ferry passes more than once in a year where the conditions of the scheme are otherwise met.

Order of offset of income tax reliefs, allowances and deductions

Revenue has received a number of claims for repayment of tax, for individuals who are affected by the High Income Earners Restriction, based on a misunderstanding of the order of offset of reliefs for individuals. Revenue has also identified a number of taxpayers who did not complete the Form RR1, based on the same misunderstanding.

Revenue have issued a tax and duty manual in order to assist staff when dealing with these cases, you can find that here

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