With the new ‘Help to Buy’ incentive introduced, it’s providing a welcome support to first-time buyers of newly built homes trying to save for a deposit.

How does it work?

The scheme provides a refund of income tax and Deposit Interest Tax (DIRT) paid over the last 4 years to first-time buyers who buy or self-build a new residential property between 19th July 2016 and 31st December 2019.

Terms & Conditions

  • First-Time Buyers only
  • Buy or Build your own home
  • Relief up to 5% of Purchase Price
  • Max Relief is €20,000 per property
  • Minimum 70% Mortgage taken out
  • Maximum purchase price of €500,000
  • Must occupy home for 5 years

How to apply?

  • Must submit Tax Returns for 4 years prior to show fully tax compliant
  • 3 Step Process to apply
    • Register contract through Revenue online
    • Submit Claim
    • Provide reference to Developer or Contractor
  • Refund paid to contractor (if buying) or bank (if self-build)


Need help? Contact us today or complete our application form


While you’re here….why not read our article on Revenue’s Annual Report 2016


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