Flat Rate Expenses

Flat Rate Expenses are the cost of equipment that you need for work, if you are in employment. This equipment may include tools, uniforms and stationery.

See Flat Rate Expense allowances for more details.

To claim Flat Rate Expenses in the current year:

  • sign in to myAccount
  • select 'Manage Your Tax'
  • click 'Claim tax credits'
  • select 'Your job' and click 'Flat Rate Expenses'
  • complete and submit the form.

To claim Flat Rate Expenses for 2019 and subsequent years:

  • sign in to myAccount
  • click on 'Review Your Tax' link in PAYE Services
  • request Statement of Liability
  • click on 'Complete Income Tax Return'
  • in the 'Tax Credits & Reliefs' page, select 'Your Job-Flat Rate Expenses' and add the credit
  • complete and submit the form.

To claim Flat Rate Expenses for 2018 and prior years:

  • sign in to myAccount
  • click on 'Review Your Tax' link in PAYE Services
  • select Income Tax Return for the year you wish to claim for
  • in the 'Tax Credits & Reliefs' page, select 'Your Job-Flat Rate Expenses' and add it as a credit
  • complete and submit the form.

Flat Rate Expenses can also be claimed on Form11 through the Revenue Online Service (ROS).