Taxman targets per diem rates

5th July, 2015

Civil servants could face tax bills on any expenses payments that breach new rules laid down by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, according to guidance notes issued by the Revenue Commissioners.

Revenue’s guidance signalled that overnight and daily allowances for work travel will only be tax free if they comply with new rules in relation to the distance travelled from the employee’s home or normal place of work.

“While...

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