Exemption for support, maintenance and education payments
You may give a gift of money, or money's worth, to a person for their support, maintenance or education. They do not have to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) on this gift if they are:
- your child, or the child of your spouse or civil partner, and they are:
- under 18 years of age
- aged between 18 and 25 years of age and are in full time education
- unable to maintain themselves due to a permanent physical or mental disability (there is no age limit on this condition)
- a person to whom the disponer stands in loco parentis
- a person who is your, or your spouse's or civil partner's, dependant relative who needs support or maintenance.
Conditions for the exemption
The support, maintenance or education payments must be:
- normal expenditure for the person in these circumstances
- a reasonable amount in relation to the financial circumstances of the person making the gift.