What tax credits are and the different types of tax credit
Tax credits reduce the amount of tax you pay. How this works is explained in Calculating your Income Tax.
Everyone resident in Ireland is entitled to Personal Tax Credits. You may also be entitled to extra tax credits if, for example, you are:
Tax credits are not refundable. However, any unused tax credits in a pay week or month are carried forward to later pay period(s) in the same tax year.
These are some tax credits you may be entitled to:
Further details about tax credits are contained in the Personal tax credits, reliefs and exemptions section. For tax credit amounts for 2014 - 2018, see Tax rates, bands and reliefs charts.