Revenue wanted to scrap workplace tax relief for professions

Move which would have affected tens of thousands of workers was scuppered by pressure from TDs and unions

22nd December, 2019
Revenue wanted to scrap workplace tax relief for professions
Primary school teachers faced the prospect of losing flat rate expenses in January

The Revenue Commissioners were poised to scrap a workplace tax relief for teachers, nurses and shop workers in the run-up to the general election before pressure was applied by TDs and unions, the Business Post has learned.

The decision would have affected tens of thousands of the 600,000 workers who qualify for “flat rate” expenses and would have been politically explosive.

The Revenue was on the verge of concluding that the “flat...

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