An Irish woman will be able to claim tax relief on her wages, after the Government announced a new policy to help people with small business.
The policy, announced in the Budget, allows people to claim a tax deduction for up to €10,000 of wages earned from one of Ireland’s many small businesses.
The move comes as Ireland is on course to receive €12bn of tax relief from the European Union, which has already cut the rate of income tax from 25% to 15% for individuals to a rate of 12.5% for businesses.
This is the second time the Government has boosted tax relief for small businesses, which were targeted in last year’s budget as a way to ease pressure on households.
This week, the Government also announced that it will introduce a tax credit of up to 50% for people who work more than 20 hours a week.
The new rules come after an audit of the business tax system by the Department of Finance found that some businesses have been able to avoid paying tax on their earnings, in some cases by paying lower rates on wages than they actually pay.
The Government has now announced it is looking to expand the system, as well as making it easier for people to file tax returns and claims, which are now difficult to do in Ireland.
The changes will take effect from 1 January 2018.
A number of people who had previously claimed tax relief have been given the option of applying for the full amount of tax, which will take up to five years.
Those who do not have any income, and who are earning more than €15,000 per year, will still be able claim a deduction for wages.
There are also a number of other changes which are being announced this week.
This includes changes to the way employers register their employees and allow them to set their own hours, as a means of helping people with large groups to work more effectively.
Other changes will allow the Government to allow people who are currently not eligible for a refund to claim it on their next tax return, with the Government aiming to encourage people to use the tax credit.
The first of these changes is to allow small businesses to set the amount of time an employee spends working, with this amount being deducted from the wages.
The second will allow a limited number of workers to claim their own tax relief.
This will also be rolled out to those who are working more than 30 hours a day.
The other change is a new deduction for certain types of business expenses, such as rent, fuel, and insurance, as part of the new rules.
This means that a company will be allowed to claim up to 25% of the cost of rent, insurance and maintenance.
This deduction will be phased in over a three-year period.
The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said this is the most significant change to the tax system in Ireland in recent years.
“This is an historic moment for Irish business, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country.
This is a step towards helping small businesses and to create the incentives that they need to succeed in Ireland,” he said.”
Businesses that have worked hard and have made great progress can now enjoy the relief that is available to them as well.”
He said the Government will work with the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to assess the impact of the changes.
“It is vital that people are encouraged to work hard and get on with their lives, and we know that this new tax relief will help ensure that people with a small business can grow their businesses and thrive in Ireland.”
In a statement, the Department for Finance said: “Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and they should be recognised for their hard work and dedication to providing quality jobs.”
We are taking further action to support small businesses by making sure they can claim the full cost of their rent, rent insurance, and maintenance and that they can set their working hours as well.
“In the coming weeks, we will be announcing more details on how the new system will work and the tax relief available for small business owners.”