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

If you are a first-time buyer, the DIRT FTB refund service allows you to claim a refund of DIRT paid on your property. 

What you need to use the service

To make a claim using the DIRT FTB refund service, you will need:

  • 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

You can access this service through myAccount, by following these steps:

  • Click 'Local Property Tax (LPT)' on the 'Property Services' card
  • Click on the ‘Claim DIRT FTB Refund button
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

You can access this service through LPT online, by following 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.