Covid-19 has changed certain rules and habits.
You cannot visit the tax office to get help to complete your tax return, that has to be done over the phone (see Help!?).
You may have been forced to work from home and your employer could pay you a tax-free allowance of €126.94 for working at home, plus €20 (for the use of your own pc) and €20 for the use of your internet connection at home.
If you have been furloughed, you risk having a bad surprise. The tax authorities have withheld tax at source on your unemployment benefit at 15%; you risk having a big tax bill.
Self-employed workers could request a one-year deferral of the payment of their social security contributions for the first two quarters of 2020. They could also request a reduction of the quarterly social security contributions if they think that they will be earning substantially less. However, deferral does not mean waiver; the social security contributions will have to be paid.
Self-employed will have less expenses, no restaurants means no restaurant bills and a deferral of social security contributions means that they cannot be deducted.
Your Tax Return :
- the Guide
- Tax filing in Corona Times
- Is this your first time?
- Couples and Children
- When do I need to file?
- on Paper or Online?
- Filing Online
- Filing on Paper
- Box I – Contact Details and Bank Account
- Box II – Your Family Situation
- Box III – Real Estate
- Box IV – Earnings
- Box V – Pensions
- Cross Border Taxation
- Box VI – Maintenance Received
- Box VII – Investment Income
- Box VIII – Maintenance Paid and Losses from Previous Years
- Box IX – Mortgage Payments
- Box X – Other Tax Deductions
- Box XII – Paying your Taxes in Advance
- Capital Gains
- Box XIII – Overseas Accounts and Insurance Policies
- Box XIII – Trusts
- Stock Exchange Tax
- Tax on Securities Accounts
- Nowhere to hide
- The Tax Bill
- Appealing the Tax Bill