Apply for Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) refund for first time buyers (FTB)

What is the DIRT refund service for FTB?

This is an online service that allows you, as a first-time buyer, to claim a refund of DIRT paid on your property. 

What you need to use the service

You need the following information to use the DIRT FTB refund service:

  • the amount of DIRT to be refunded 
  • the purchase price, or completion value in the case of a self-build
  • the purchase date or completion date
  • your email address
  • your bank account details
  • evidence of DIRT deducted (for example, bank statements). 

How to access the service

If you are accessing this service through myAccount follow these steps:

  • click on the 'Local Property Tax' card
  • click on the ‘Claim DIRT FTB Refund button
  • follow the on-screen instructions.

If you are accessing this service through LPT online follow these steps:

  • enter your PPS number/tax reference number, property ID and secure LPT PIN
  • click on ‘Claim DIRT FTB Refund’ button
  • follow the on-screen instructions.