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Please advise - tax for expats

  • 15-10-2014 5:40am
    Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ puneet478

    Hi All,

    I have following query about tax credits & need your kind advice:

    I am an Indian and will work in Ireland for a couple of years. I am married. As per Ireland immigration rules, my wife cannot accompany me for the first year (she will come over for 3 months on visitor visa during the first year). As per Ireland's tax laws, the tax calculation is different for 'married' and 'single' individual (tax rebate being higher for married).

    In this scenario, purely for tax calculation purpose, will I be able to avail the tax credits under ‘married’ category or I will have to pay taxes under 'Single' category? Although my wife will not be with me in Ireland for most of the first year, I still will be responsible for taking care of her expenses in India.

    I could not find answer to this query anywhere on the web, so any guidance in this regard will be really helpful.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,518 ✭✭✭ 2ndcoming

    You will be taxed on a single basis during the year but you will be able to claim married credits by review at the end of each year you work in Ireland by sending Revenue your P60 along with a statement from the local Indian tax authority confirming any income your wife had in India in the year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ puneet478

    Thank you so much 2ndComing. Appreciate your quick response on this.