Day: January 10, 2019

How to Reclaim VAT on Aids and Appliances for Persons with Disabilities

VAT refunds on aids and appliances used by people with disabilities: If you live in Ireland and you have a disability, you may get a refund of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on certain special aids and appliances that you need. In some cases people who pay for aids and appliances that are for

Tax Relief on the Costs of Employing a Home Carer

Tax relief on the costs of employing a home carer You can claim tax relief on the cost of employing a carer either if you employ one for yourself, or for another family member. You can employ the carer directly or you can use an agency that employs carers. If

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit: You can claim an Incapacitated Child Tax Credit if you are the parent or guardian of a child who is permanently incapacitated, either physically or mentally and Became so before reaching 21 years of age or Becomes permanently incapacitated after reaching the age of 21, but while

Taxation of Social Welfare Payments

Taxation of Social Welfare Payments: All income in Ireland is generally subject to taxation. Your social welfare payment may or may not be deemed taxable but even if your social welfare payment is taxable, you may not actually have to pay tax on it. If you are getting a social

Exceptional Needs Payments

Urgent Needs Payments: Urgent Needs Payments are payments under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme. You do not have to meet the habitual residence condition to qualify for an urgent needs payment. Rules An Urgent Needs Payment may be paid to people in emergency situations. For example, in the case of a fire,

Telephone Support Allowance

Telephone Support Allowance: A new payment, the Telephone Support Allowance (TSA), was announced during Budget 2018 and comes into effect the week commencing 4 June 2018. Those eligible to receive this payment, which is worth €2.50 a week, will receive a letter from the Department before 4 June to confirm