Who Qualifies for Mortgage Interest Tax Credit?

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Are you eligible for the new Mortgage Interest Tax Credit? Here’s what you need to know:

Mortgage Loan Requirements:

  • Outstanding mortgage balance between €80,000 and €500,000 on December 31, 2022
  • Loan with a qualifying lender listed by the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Paid interest on the loan in both 2022 and 2023
  • Interest paid in 2023 must have increased from 2022

Tax Obligations:

  • Must have paid income tax, as the credit reduces your tax liability
  • Comply with Local Property Tax obligations

Property Criteria:

  • Property located in Ireland
  • Comply with planning permission requirements by December 31, 2022
  • Property not purchased from a connected party for significantly more than its value
  • Property should be your primary residence or used for work purposes by you, your spouse, or civil partner

Paying Mortgage Interest for Others:

  • You may claim if paying mortgage interest for:
    • Former or separated spouse or civil partner’s main residence
    • Dependent relative (e.g., widowed parent, relative unable to care for themselves)

Mortgage Interest Tax Credit Amount:

  • Credit is 20% of the increase in interest paid on your mortgage in 2023 compared to 2022.
  • Capped at €1,250.

Ensuring you meet these qualifications can help you claim the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit effectively.

Who Qualifies for Mortgage Interest Tax Credit?

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