Single Person Child Carer Credit (SPCCC)
You can claim the SPCCC if you care for a child on your own. This child may be your own child, an adopted child or any child that you support and maintain. Only one parent can claim the SPCCC in a tax year. The SPCCC is only granted to one claimant for the full tax year.
This credit came into effect on 1 January 2014. It replaced the One Parent Family Tax Credit (OP1).
The value of this tax credit is €1,650 per year. This will reduce the tax you pay by €31.73 per week.
You may also be entitled to an increased rate band of €4,000 per annum. This is an additional €4,000 at the 20% tax rate. If you are due the SPCCC, then you are automatically due the increased rate band.
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