On 1 January 2009 a new government scheme to encourage people to cycle to work came into force. The new bike scheme covers bicycles and accessories up to a maximum cost of €1,000. The bicycle must be purchased by your employer but the scheme can then operate either with your employer bearing the full cost [...]
If you have bad debts from customers then you are entitled to claim the VAT back on any invoices you have included in your VAT return. This only applies if operating on an invoice basis.
Part-time employees are entitled to be paid for public holidays if they work 40 hours in total in the five weeks previous to the public holiday. This will be calculated on a pro-rata basis per hours worked.
Health expenses are frequently not claimed. Keep all receipts for medical fees, prescriptions, non-routine dental expenses and hospital fees. Review these at the end of the tax year to see what is reclaimable.