Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says workers could be due a PAYE rebate on last year’s contributions as there were 53 weeks in the 2015 “Tax year”.
Commenting the possibility of a PAYE Rebate Deputy Fitzmaurice said “This (53 weeks in the Tax year) is something that people may have noticed on their last pay cheque of the year. However not many know that they may be entitled to a PAYE rebate.”
“I was contacted by a number of constituents who informed me that having applied for a tax rebate, that they received tax back to account. These people were concerned that many PAYE workers were not aware of the fact they could receive a rebate on this basis.”
“I made enquiries to the Revenue Commissioners with regard to how a person can claim this rebate and have been informed, by their dedicated line for members of the Oireachtas, that all anyone needs to do is contact their local tax district and request a P21 balancing statement to be generated. If you are entitled to a PAYE rebate you will receive one” he added.
“For the squeezed middle, even a modest PAYE rebate will be a welcomed help to household budgets. I would ask people to consider the option of requesting a tax rebate from The Revenue Commissioners. It might not seem like much but over a number of years Tax rebates that go unclaimed can add up.”