Get money back on your heating or doctor’s bills now

Revenue switching to real-time system for claiming tax reliefs

Revenue is responding to our desire for instant gratification with its new real time credit system. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty

Revenue is responding to our desire for instant gratification with its new real time credit system. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty

If you’re wary of keeping the heat or lights on for extended periods when working from home for fear of ever-rising energy bills, you may be pleased to find out that you will shortly be able to claim tax relief on such expenses almost immediately.

Yes, Revenue is responding to our desire for instant gratification with its new real-time credit system. It is already allowing people claim money back on their health expenses and, from the end of next March, will allow taxpayers claim much-needed relief on their gas and electricity bills.

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