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Taxsaver - can you buy two tickets?

  • 21-08-2019 10:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,338 ✭✭✭✭ Geuze


    Say you live in a commuter town that has both bus and rail services to a city.

    Can you buy two annual tickets, and claim relief?

    Annual BE zonal ticket?

    Annual IE point-to-point ticket?

    Thanks.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    99% certain that the relief is on one ticket only at any given time. It may be cheaper to get the Irish Rail/Bus Eireann all services Annual pass than two separate point to point passes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    1 ticket per person per year

    As above there is a combined all services Irish Rail and Bus Eireann ticket €5540.00, but it will only make sense if you live a considerable distance from Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,918 ✭✭✭ Vic_08


    It's stupid that the Medium, Long , Giant hop IE/BE/DB tickets were never properly marketed. Were monthly only for years, then went weekly only then died a death. There must be many commuters who would benefit from a reasonably priced multi-modal ticket.


  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭ Jem72


    There should be the option to buy a city bus add-on for a point-to-point. There is an established price point for Dublin as the difference between Dublin area Rail only and Rail with Dublin Bus is 350 euro. So, just charge 350 euro extra to add Dublin bus to a point-to-point. Seems like a no-brainer to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,338 ✭✭✭✭ Geuze


    Thanks.

    It's for Oranmore to Galway city.

    Oranmore is at the end of the 404 city bus service, so is included in the BE Red zone.

    Annual taxsaver = 780 euro

    The IE fare for Galway to Athenry is 1780 euro.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    1 ticket per person per year

    As above there is a combined all services Irish Rail and Bus Eireann ticket €5540.00, but it will only make sense if you live a considerable distance from Dublin.

    Where is the legislation stating this?
    the revenue guidance document

    explicitly states an employee can get more than 1 ticket per year
    Note: an employee may enter into a "salary sacrifice" arrangement more than once
    in a year with the agreement of the employer.


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