A pre-Christmas appeal by Irish Tax Rebates.
Not so fast.
There are numerous private companies springing up advising that they can get you your tax refunds and advertising large amounts they have claimed back from Revenue for people.
Fair enough sez you.
However I just wanted to highlight how simple it is to do this yourself, particularly for PAYE workers.
Someone tagged the above item from ‘Irish Tax Rebates’ (one of those private companies) and I left a reply to a question from someone asking about medical expense tax refund/relief, on the thread. I told the person they could claim for the expenses online themselves using the Revenue Online Service – PAYE anytime. The response was promptly deleted.
For PAYE workers, to claim back any over paid tax, you can request a P21 balancing statement, you can also submit your medical expenses yourself online. It’s literally a few clicks.
This crowd claim that “LAST CALL to claim your 2011 rebate!! You have until 23rd December to get your form in or you lose the chance to claim for the tax year 2011.” It’s the 31st Dec with Revenue by the way.
I haven’t requested one of their forms, but their form would entail giving them authority to deal with Revenue on your behalf. . Also, you’ll notice in the photo, the cheque issued is from Irish Tax Rebates. Any rebate cheque from Revenue is therefore being issued to that private company.
Bottom line, do it yourself, it’s easy. Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to you – (without fees:)