In 2015, there were 53 tax weeks, this is something that people may have noticed on their last pay cheque of the year. However not many know that they may be entitled to a tax rebate.
I was contacted by a number of constituents who informed me that having applied for a tax rebate, that they received tax back to account for the over payment of taxes due to the extra tax week in last year. These people were concerned that many PAYE workers were not aware of the fact they could receive a rebate on this basis.
I made enquiries to the Revenue Commissioners with regard to how a person can claim this rebate and have been informed by their dedicated line for members of the Oireachtas that all anyone needs to do is contact their local tax district and request a P 21 balancing statement to be generated and if you are entitled to a rebate you will receive one,
For the squeezed middle, even a modest rebate will be a welcomed help to household budgets and I would ask people to consider the option of requesting a tax rebate from The Revenue Commissioners. It might not seem like much but over a number of years tax rebates that go unclaimed can add up