Small Gift Exemption

You may receive a gift up to the value of €3,000 from any person in a calendar year without having to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT). This means that you may take a gift from several people in the same calendar year and the first €3,000 from each disponer is exempt from CAT. 

Gifts within this limit are not taken into account in computing tax and are not included for aggregation purposes.

This small gift exemption applies only to gifts and not to inheritances.

How to claim the exempion

To claim the Small Gift Exemption, you need to file a CAT return Form IT38 online through myAccount or Revenue Online Service (ROS). You can also file a paper Form IT38S, in certain circumstances.