Is the bike to work scheme still in operation in Ireland?

Is the bike to work scheme still in operation in Ireland?

As an employee you can use the scheme once every 4 years. The four-year span between tax breaks is counted by tax year. If you bought a bike in 2017, regardless of the month, you could buy a new bike and avail of the next tax relief in January 2021.

How much do you pay on the bike to work scheme?

You only pay Income Tax (IT), Universal Social Charge (USC) and Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) on the balance of your salary. Your employer may buy the bicycle and not require you to pay for it. In this case, you will be exempt from tax on the benefit of the cost of the bicycle up to €1,250.

What companies offer cycle to work scheme?

Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Green Commute Initiative.
  • Cyclescheme.
  • Halfords.
  • RG Cycle to Work.
  • c2w Support.
  • Cycle Plus.
  • Salary Extras.
  • Bike2Work.

Is there a grant for electric bikes in Ireland?

Using the Bike to Work scheme, your employer can help you obtain a brand new bike and safety equipment worth up to €1,250 for a regular bike, and up to €1,500 for an electric bike.

Does Mcdonalds do cycle to work scheme?

Its ‘On your bike’ scheme, which was not part of the government-sponsored bikes-for-work scheme, enabled staff to buy a range of bikes and accessories at discounts of up to 60%. The restaurant chain has 70,000 employees, 60% of them under 21 years old.

Do you pay VAT on bike to work scheme?

Value-Added Tax (VAT) on bicycles or safety equipment purchased. You must pay VAT on bicycles or safety equipment purchased for your employees. You cannot claim VAT back as the equipment is not used for the purposes of taxable supplies.

How much do you save on bike to Work Scheme Ireland?

How much can I save on the cost of the bike and equipment? The maximum saving that can be made under the cycle-to-work scheme is €495. If you earn a gross salary below €33,800, then the most you can save (i.e., if you spend the full €1,000 on a bike and equipment) is €295.

Do I own my bike after cycle to work scheme?

Yes. It’s vital that you decide what to do with the bike after your tax-efficient hire period. We always recommend the ‘Own it later’ option as this ensures that you save the maximum amount of money (and save a minimum of 25%).

Can anyone do cycle to work scheme?

If you are a working adult aged 16 or over, you are eligible to join Cyclescheme. Your employer needs to be signed up and your earnings should be more than the National Minimum Wage after the salary sacrifice is taken from your gross salary.

Does the cycle to work scheme cost the employer anything?

Does the scheme cost anything for an Employer to implement? The scheme is free of charge to set up and costs nothing to run. The Employer makes the initial purchase and then leases the bike/equipment to the Employee via a salary sacrifice, until the full amount is recovered.

How do I claim for cycle to work scheme?

Sign up at and complete a speedy online application. You’ll need your employer code to complete this. 3. Once your employer has approved your application, you will receive your letter of collection instantly by email – this is what you use to redeem your bike and accessories.

How does the bike to work scheme work?

Employers cycle to Work Scheme. Bike to Work Ltd offers employers a totally free service to help you take advantage of the Government initiative offering tax free bikes for work. Using the Bike to Work scheme, your company can purchase a brand new bike and safety equipment worth up to €1,000 tax free, for your employees.

Which is the number one cycle to work scheme in Ireland?

Welcome to Bike To Work, Ireland’s number one Cycle to Work scheme provider, helping thousands of Employers to administer the scheme using Ireland’s largest nationwide network of over 350 Independent Bike Shops.

Where are the bike to work locations in Ireland?

Iain Cameron has years of experience in bicycle retailing. James Leahy is a Civil Engineer and Transport Planner who also campaigns for sustainable transport and streets for people. Address: Bike to Work 175 Ivy Exchange, Granby Place, Parnell Square West, Dublin, D01 Y070, Ireland

How does employer pay for bike to work?

Under the scheme an employer can pay for a new bicycle (including bicycle accessories) and the employee then repays the cost in regular instalments from their gross salary. You are not liable for tax, PRSI or the Universal Social Charge on your repayments.