Property purchased as a home in 2013

Any person who purchased or built a residential property between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 may be exempt from local property tax. This exemption is not limited to first time buyers.

This exemption is commonly know as the 'Section 8' exemption.

You must meet both of the conditions listed to avail of this exemption:

  • you purchased the property in 2013
  • you occupy the property as your sole or main residence.

You can avail of the exemption even if you did not take out a loan to purchase or build the property.

This exemption will apply until 2019 as long as you, the owner, continue to occupy the house as your sole or main residence.

You cannot claim the exemption if you:

  • do not continue to occupy the property as your sole or main residence
  • sell or transfer the property.