Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Questions (389)

Bríd Smith

Question:

389. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of successful applicants who have applied in each year of the operation of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme. [12887/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive was introduced in 2017. The measure is scheduled to expire on 31 December 2021.

Revenue provide monthly and annual statistics on the scheme (available at: https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/tax-expenditures/index.aspx).

The table following summarises approved claims for each year since the inception of the scheme until end 2020 (the latest date for which data are available).

2017

2018

2019

2020

4812*

4957

6713

6227

* The 2017 figure includes approved retrospective claims made in 2017 in respect of the period 19 July 2016 to end 2016, as provided for in the relevant legislation.

Question No. 390 answered with Question No. 379.