Home Care Tax Relief

If you are arranging care for yourself or a loved one you maybe eligible for tax relief.

You can claim tax relief on the cost of employing a carer either if you employ one for yourself or for another family member. A family member is a spouse, civil partner, child or a relative, including a relation by marriage or civil partnership.

 You can claim tax relief (at your highest rate) on the lower of the following two amounts: The actual cost incurred or the maximum deduction of €75,000.

 If you are a PAYE taxpayer, you can apply for tax relief for employing a carer on form HK 1 or telephone 1890 306706.This is applied to your weekly or monthly Tax credits. You can download the HK1 form here


Hourly Rate


Rate after 40% tax relief








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