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Rent Tax Credit

A Rent Tax Credit has been introduced for the years 2022-2025. If you rented private accommodation in 2022, or are currently renting in 2023, you can now claim this tax relief. This new tax credit will be worth up to €500 for 2022 as a tax rebate and a further €500 for 2023 in the form of a tax credit for singly taxed individuals. The rent tax credit will be worth €1000 for jointly assessed couples for 2022 and a further €1000 for 2023 in the form of tax credits against your 2023 PAYE income.

Parents who pay rent on behalf of university going children can also claim the tax credit up to the value of €500 per parent, meaning a total tax credit of €1,000 per year.

You may also be eligible to claim this tax credit if you are renting private accommodation to facilitate accommodation while you work. Example: an individual from Donegal who lives and rents in Dublin for work purpose.

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In the case of rent paid on behalf of a qualifying child, neither the child nor the individual can be a relative of the landlord.

This newly introduced rent tax credit is only for those paying for private rented accommodation and not for those receiving social housing support.

When making the claim, you may be asked for the following details to prove you were in fact renting in 2022.

  • address or the property
  • the total amount of rent paid
  • the date you began renting and the name of landlord/letting agent

The property in which you are renting must be registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) in order to claim the Rent Tax Credit. In certain cases, the Rent Tax Credit applies for tenancies which do not need to be registered with the RTB. This includes ‘rent-a-room’ or ‘digs’ type of arrangements. As mentioned previously, a working parent who is paying rent on behalf of their children in college, can also claim this. It is recommended that the parent claim it as most students will be working part-time and may not have enough tax paid to claim the €500 credit. Therefore, if the parent works full time, they will be able to claim the maximum amount against their tax credits.