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Food For Thought: The Home Carer’s Tax Credit

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Irish families are missing out on claiming the Home Carer's Tax Credit!

Are you married or in a civil partnership and jointly assessed for tax purposes? You may be able to claim the Home Carer’s Tax Credit if you stay at home to mind the kids.

The credit isn’t just available if you take care of an elderly or disabled person in your home, it also applies if you're working at home with the kids. Recently, the credit was increased from €810 to €1000, so it’s now more important than ever to find out if you can claim.

 

Video: Insider Tips and more on the Home Carer’s Tax Credit

You can claim if:

  • You’re married / in a civil partnership and jointly assessed for tax purposes
  • One spouse / civil partner works in the home caring for one or more dependents
  • The home carer’s income is less than €7,200 (reduced tax credit if income is €7,200-€9,200).

Are you due the Home Carer's Tax Credit?

Find out

A dependent person is:

  • A child who qualifies for Child Benefit
  • Person aged 65 or over
  • Person with physical / mental disability needing care
  • Not a spouse or civil partner
  • A relative by marriage or someone for whom you are a legal guardian

 

Claiming the credit

If the above applies to you, you may be able to claim the credit. It can be difficult to know what you’re due but Taxback.com can tell you what you’re owed and give you a free estimate for the last 4 years.

 

Rates:

Get your free refund estimate

Click here to apply for a 4 year tax refund estimate and get what you’re owed. You can also get your free guide to PAYE taxes in Ireland here.

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Ciara Kennedy - Digital Content Writer @ Taxback.com

Ciara is our Digital Content Writer at Taxback.com. Since graduating in Journalism and Visual media, Ciara has worked in online marketing in Ireland and Australia and loves writing in all its forms.

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