Tax Relief on Rent Payments

If you live in rental accommodation and pay income tax you may qualify for tax relief on the rent you pay. Tax relief on rent payments is however being phased out.

To qualify for relief you must have been renting by 7th December 2010. If you began renting after this date you are not allowed to claim any tax relief on rent paid.

Those that were renting on the 7th December 2010 will continue to qualify for tax relief on rent paid. However, the relief is being withdrawn on a phased basis between now and 2017. The relief is available at the standard tax rate of 20%

If you qualify for the relief you must complete a Form Rent 1 – Claim for Rent Relief on Private Rented Accommodation and return it to revenue. The form can be found in our document download section.