CCAB-I calls for reform of tax rules for remote workers

Aug 17, 2020

The CCAB-I recently responded to a consultation by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The conditions for a tax deduction of employee expenses, the definition of a normal place of work for subsistence and travel expense purposes, and clarity on the tax treatment of internet costs are examples of tax rules in need of reform if the Government’s policy of supporting remote work practices is to be achieved according to the CCAB-I.

The consultation focuses on developing remote working guidance to support and encourage remote work practices.  The CCAB-I’s submission sets out examples of tax rules which are outdated and out of touch with modern-day work practices.  New tax policy for remote workers is necessary if the full potential of remote working arrangements is to be realised according to the CCAB-I’s remote work practice submission