As thousands of professionals continue to work from home, Dublin has been ranked the least affordable city in Europe for monthly internet expenses.
Given the recent increase in electricity costs, many individuals would have predicted these findings as the cost of living is generally continuing to climb.
The analysis of the top 30 most populous European cities was done by comparison website NerdWallet, and the cities were rated according to which had the most and least cheap monthly internet bills. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, it concentrated on remote and hybrid working, with internet at the forefront of people’s concerns when deciding where to live and work.
With an average monthly broadband cost of almost €53.50, Dublin tops the list as the most expensive city in Europe. Amsterdam comes in third with an average cost of €44.74 per month, followed by Brussels in second place with an average monthly broadband cost of €48.83.
If you work from home in Ireland, you could be able to get a tax break on your broadband, phone, and heating costs.
If your employer reimburses you for these costs, you are eligible to receive up to €3.20 per day without paying any tax, PRSI, or USC. If your employer pays you more than €3.20 per day to cover expenditures, you are still responsible for paying tax, PRSI, and USC on the excess.
You can file a claim for tax relief at the end of the year if your employer does not reimburse you for your costs. From the taxes you paid, you will receive money back.
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