As a contractor in ireland, how can i claim back relocation expenses?

As a contractor in Ireland you have more than enough work to do with day to day contracting activities. Navigating the myriad of expenses for what’s allowable and what’s not can be confusing and difficult. However, many relocation expenses can actually produce a beneficial way to reduce your taxes and boost your net pay. Therefore, it is important that you step forward and claim what you are entitled to. Accounting Pro can help you do this!

If you move to Ireland from abroad, or make a relocation change in Ireland, you can claim the following relocation expenses:

  • Moving expense for household goods and furniture
  • Travel expenses – Car mileage, flights etc.
  • Up to 3 month’s rent
  • Selling & buying legal fees relating to the move
  • Approximately 2 weeks hotel costs while securing new accommodation

Moreover, we can help you consider which if any of the above changes may or may not be considered “a significant change.”

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