Sportsperson's Relief

How to claim the relief

How to claim if you are a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) taxpayer

The quickest and easiest way is using our online service, myAccount, to complete an Income Tax Return.

For 2020 and subsequent years: 

  1. Sign into myAccount.
  2. Click on the ‘Review your tax 2020-2023’ link in PAYE Services.
  3. Request 'Statement of Liability'.
  4. Click on ‘Complete Income Tax Return’.
  5. In the ‘Tax Credits & Reliefs’ page, select ‘Your job’ and ‘Retirement Relief for Sportspersons’.
  6. Complete and submit the form.

How to claim if you are self-assessed

Sign into the Revenue Online Service (ROS) and complete the Sportsperson's Relief section on your annual Income Tax Return (Form 11).

Time limit for claims

You must make your claim within four years from the end of the year in which you retire.