Remote working tax relief could be worth about €100 a year for some workers

Budget 2022: Government believes up to 400,000 people could benefit from measure

Estimates suggest the net amount homeworkers would receive under a new scheme would be about €100 a year. Photograph: Getty

Estimates suggest the net amount homeworkers would receive under a new scheme would be about €100 a year. Photograph: Getty

Up to 400,000 people could benefit from the increased tax relief provision for those who are working from home announced in the budget, the Government believes.

However, official estimates suggest that based on an individual working remotely for 100 days a year, paying the top rate of tax and having average utility costs, the net amount they would receive under the scheme would be about €100 a year.

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