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Income Tax

  • There will be no changes to income tax rates or bands.

  • The Home Carers’ Tax Credit will be increased by €100 to €1,600.

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit for Self Employed will be increased by €150 to €1,500.

  • The reduced rate of the Universal...

October 9, 2018

A summary of the key points from Budget 2019 are as follows:

Income Tax

* The entry point for the higher rate of income tax will be increased from €34,550 to €35,300 for a single person and from €43,550 to €44,300, from €43,550, for a married one income couple.

* The chan...

June 16, 2018

The Home Renovation Incentive provides for tax relief for homeowners and landlords by way of a tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure incurred on repair, renovation or improvement work carried out on a your main residence or a property that you rent out, provide...

May 22, 2017

The Finance Act 2016 provides for an exemption from Income Tax in respect of certain expense payments made by a company to, or on behalf of, an Irish Resident Non-Executive Director of that company.

This exemption applies to Travel and Subsistence Expenses incurred on o...

February 1, 2017

The following is a summary of the main tax rates applicable in Ireland for the tax year 2017:

October 11, 2016

“The Government cuts taxes, increases spending in its €1.3 billion Budget.  Resources are divided between increased investment in public services and tax cuts in a proportion of 2 to 1 in favour of public services.”

Income Tax

  • No changes to Income Tax Rates or Bands.


October 13, 2015

Income Tax

  • No changes to Income Tax Rates or Bands.

  • The changes to the Universal Social Charge (USC) are as follows:

  • The entry point to the Universal Social Charge (USC) will be increased to €13,000 meaning incomes of €13,000 or less are exempt from USC.

  • ...

May 18, 2015

In May 2015, the government announced the Start-Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE) initiative, a new scheme whereby if you start your own business through a company, you will be able to claim back 41% of the tax that you paid in the previous 6 years.

All income tax pai...

March 30, 2015

It was announced in Budget 2015 that First Time Buyers’ will be able to save for their first home and retain 100% of the interest that they earn on their savings.

Section 266A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 provides for refunds of DIRT (Deposit Interest Retention T...

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