Tax Return Service

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Tax Return Service

We’re public sector finance experts and have helped public sector employees like you with their tax for over 45 years – so we understand your needs. We'll complete your tax return for you to ensure you're tax compliant and to save you time, hassle and money.

We take the hassle out of tax

Our seamless, simple service means peace of mind – you’ll know everything’s handled by experts.

82% received a tax refund*

Last year a huge 82% of our PAYE customers enjoyed a tax refund.

€1,100 average tax refund*

Last year our PAYE customers' average tax refund was €1,100.

€3.5 million claimed back*

We claimed back €3.5 million in overpaid tax last year for our customers* – putting money back in their pocket.

*Source: Cornmarket PAYE Tax Return client statistics, 2017.

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What can I claim?

Flat Rate Expenses

Like all tax credits, this is money off your tax bill. Flat rate expenses are job-related tax relief, received by nurses, teachers and certain other professions. They’re given at your marginal rate of tax. 

For example:

  • A full-time teacher can get tax relief of €233**
  • A nurse who supplies and launders their uniform can get tax relief of €293**.

**2018 tax credits

Help to Buy and Home Renovation Incentive

Help to Buy (HTB) This scheme allows first time buyers to claim a tax rebate equal to 5% of the value of the house – up to €20,000.

Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) This provides relief from income tax for homeowners, landlords and local authority tenants. You can claim HRI tax credits for repairs, renovations and improvements to your home or rental property if you use a contractor who is participating in the HRI scheme.

This information is correct as of August 2018.

Educational and medical expenses

Education fees You can claim tax relief on fees over €3,000 (per household) that you have paid for approved third level education courses. The maximum fees you can claim are €7,000 per student per year. The first €3,000 for full-time courses is not claimable.

Medical You can claim for tax relief at 20% for the following expenses:

  • Doctor, GP, consultant or hospital fees
  • Drugs or medicines prescribed by a doctor, dentist or consultant up to a certain limit
  • Non-routine dental treatments, e.g. crowns/veneers/root canal
  • Certain dietary products recommended by a doctor, e.g. coeliac/diabetic.

This information is correct as of August 2018.

Pension contributions

While you’re employed, and making pension contributions, you may be entitled to tax relief.

  • If you’re paying pension contributions through salary deduction, your tax relief is applied automatically at source
  • If you pay by Direct Debit, you need to claim tax relief from Revenue.

You can also claim tax relief on deductions from your Gratuity Lump Sum and any Single Premium AVC contributions you may make.

Home Carer Tax Credit

You can claim the Home Carer Tax Credit of €1,200 (2018 rate) if you, or someone else you live with is staying at home to care for a dependent person other than your spouse.

You're able to earn up to €7,200 a year and still claim this credit.

Income Protection Premiums

If you have an Income Protection policy, you’re able to claim tax relief on your premiums if you pay through Direct Debit.

If you pay your premiums through salary deduction, your tax relief will be applied automatically at source.

 

What to consider

More than one income

If you have a second, non-PAYE income from which you earned more than €5,000, then you are required by law to complete a tax ...

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More than one property

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Capital Gains Tax

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Inheritance Tax

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Find the tax plan for you

MOST POPULAR

Tax Return Service

€30

per month for PAYE employee members

INCLUDES
  • An annual tax return service
  • A personal financial and pension consultant
  • A personal tax agent
  • A regular financial review
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Tax Return Service Plus

€47.50

per month for rental or second income members

INCLUDES
  • An annual tax return service
  • A personal financial and pension consultant
  • A personal tax agent
  • A regular financial review
  • Preparation of up to three rental income statements
  • Preparation of up to three income and expenditure statements
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Why choose us?

We’ve been helping public sector workers with their tax for over 45 years. We understand your needs. With our experience and expertise, we’ll find out if you’re due a refund and ensure you're tax compliant – with no jargon and no hassle. 

You get even more from our Tax Return Service

With our Tax Return Service you'll also enjoy exclusive benefits on Cornmarket products. These include:

FREE Online Will Service

Our free Online Will Service, valued at €75, includes:

  • Will naming spouse/civil partner or alternative beneficiaries
  • Division of estates into equal shares or varying percentages
  • Appointing of guardians for children
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€75 OFF Health Insurance

As Ireland's largest health insurance broker, in one simple and quick call we:

  • Compare plans from all the insurers on the market
  • Guide you on how to avoid or minimise loading charges
  • Find the best cover for you at the best price.

Discount must be requested at quotation stage and cannot be issued retrospectively. This discount will be applied by waiving our health insurance comparison service fee.

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€30 OFF Dental Insurance

Smile! Our dental insurance plans are designed to promote regular and preventative dental care. They include great benefits:

  • 100% cover for two examinations
  • Two cleanings per annum (per person insured)
  • X-rays included as standard.

Discount must be requested at quotation stage and cannot be issued retrospectively. If the dental policy is cancelled within the first 3 months of the policy the customer will not receive the €30 refund.

€30 is made up of Cornmarket's €24 Administration Fee and €6 commission from insurer. A cheque will be posted to the policyholder's address within 12 weeks of the policy purchase date.

Dental Insurance is underwritten by DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland DAC.

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