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Sandycove Family Maximises Allowances and Entitlements to Support Home Care
Feb 03, 2015

Jennifer is 83 years old, lives in Sandycove, Co. Dublin and avails of private home care services.

She is in receipt of a home care package of 17 hours a week from the HSE and her daughter Mairead pays for her to receive an additional 17 hours of private home care a week. 

Mairead is an engineer and receives tax relief on her home care payments. If you are a 20 per cent or 40 per cent tax payer you too can claim tax relief.

Mairead has opted to receive her tax relief monthly through her pay, rather than receiving a lump sum on an annual basis. 

By claiming tax relief on home care services, the service is more affordable and Jennifer can enjoy a happy, healthy and independent life in her own home. In addition to savings, Mairead enjoys peace of mind knowing that her mum is safe and cared for her in her own home.

Please note if you are an older person and no longer work or pay tax, you can still receive this cash back through other members of your family up to a total of €
75,000 at their marginal tax rate.

For more information on allowances and entitlements download a copy of the Senior Citizen and Family Carer Guidebook 2015 here.