Childcare services

If you provide childminding services in your own home, you may claim childcare services relief each year.

In order to qualify you must:

  • not receive more than €15,000 income per annum
  • provide the service in your own home
  • not mind more than three children at any one time
  • be self employed
  • show you have notified the Health Services Executive (HSE) that you have, will be, or are providing childcare services.

If another person provides childcare services with you in your home, the €15,000 income limit is divided between you.

You must claim the relief on or before your tax return due date of 31 October.