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BUDGET 2021: Minister Paschal Donohoe promotes work from home

DUBLIN: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said in his budget speech that he is encouraging work from home in the context of COVID-19 spread.

The minister also said that remote working or work from home is the main approach as part of Covid defense. Therefore, the government will come up with a new plan for remote working and remote delivery.

Currently, an inter-departmental group has already been formed to promote remote working, the minister said.

Meanwhile, he said those working from home could receive additional benefits of up to €3.20.

The worker can claim tax deduction for utility expenses if he does not receive benefits from the employer.

The Revenue Commissioners also said that the price of broadband could also be included.

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