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Home Renovation Incentive Scheme

  • 25/06/2018
  • Author:bridgetmccall

Are you eligible for tax relief on the cost of repairs on your main home or rental property?

Workman repairing a house

The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme lets homeowners, landlords and local authority tenants claim tax relief on repairs, renovations or improvement work that is carried out on their main home or rental property. The works must be completed by a tax-compliant contractor and be subject to 13.5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

The HRI is paid in the form of a tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure, which can be set against your income tax over two years. This effectively reduces the rate of VAT to zero on qualifying work, up to a value of €30,000.

In order to qualify for the HRI, the work must be done between 25 October 2013 and 31 December 2018 for homeowners; between 15 October 2014 and 31 December 2018 for landlords; and between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018 for local authority tenants. The only exception to the closing date is if planning permission is required for the work. If this is the case, planning permission must be in place by 31 December 2018, but you have until the 31 March 2019 to complete and pay for the work.

Read the Citizens Information guide to Home Renovation Incentive Scheme





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