Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (31)

James Browne


31. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Finance the reason tax relief on a mortgage for a person (details supplied) was not permitted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40632/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Section 3 of Finance Act 2009 abolished the tax relief on interest paid on home loans that were taken out prior to 1 January 2003. The changes came into effect from 1 May 2009.

The person in question was in receipt of mortgage interest relief up to 30 April 2009. The relief was withdrawn from him in May 2009 because he failed to reply to Revenue’s request for supporting documentation to confirm his continued eligibility.

If the person wishes to discuss the situation with Revenue or requires any advice or clarification regarding his entitlement to the relief, he should contact the Tax Relief at Source (TRS) Helpline at telephone number 01-7383663.