Are You a Home Carer? – Claim Your Tax Refund

What is Home Carer’s Tax Credit?

Home Carers Tax Credit is tax relief for married couples or civil partners (where they are assessed jointly for tax purposes), where one person stays at home caring for a dependent person.  If one spouse or civil partner takes care of a dependent person at home, that person may qualify for a home carer’s tax credit that reduces the amount of tax they as a couple need to pay to the Revenue Commissioners.

Many people miss out either because they are unaware, or are unsure if they qualify. For example, a wife or husband taking care of the kids at home full-time is likely to qualify for the tax credit.