Taxman's rules favour waiters over waitresses

The taxman is discriminating against waitresses, with female waiting staff entitled to lower tax allowances than their male counterparts.

26th October, 2014

The taxman is discriminating against waitresses, with female waiting staff entitled to lower tax allowances than their male counterparts under Revenue rules.

Workers in a variety of jobs are granted flat rate expenses by Revenue to reimburse them partially for things like the cost of purchasing and maintaining a work uniform. This allowance can be used to reduce a worker’s tax bill.

However, under current Revenue rules, waiters benefit from a higher annual...

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