Guide Dog Allowance

If you are blind or visually impaired, you can claim a tax credit if you own a trained guide dog. You can also claim the Blind Tax Credit.

The Guide Dog Allowance is an allowance of €825 per year.

Use myAccount to claim the Guide Dog Allowance.

Assistance dogs provided to autistic children also qualify for relief.

Documentation required

You must have a letter from an accredited organisation such as the Irish Guide Dogs Association that confirms you are a registered owner. You must have a separate letter for each guide dog that you own. Only one tax credit will be allowed per person.

You do not need to submit this letter to us, but you must keep a copy in your records.

You should notify us if you no longer own a guide dog.