The number of people claiming tax reliefs has more than trebled in the past five years, new figures from the Revenue Commissioners show.
More than 1.4m people claimed reliefs last year, according to The Sunday Business Post. The average rebate was around €380 with most claims arising from medical costs and work-related expenses.
The article notes that the 238,000 people who claimed for service charges last year will have that particular avenue closed to them after 2010, with reliefs on waste charges etc being phased out in last week’s Finance Bill.
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