The Help-to-Buy scheme: a complete guide

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As part of our series of guides on Financial Services topics for first-time buyers, here you’ll find our complete guide to the Irish government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, a tax refund initiative worth up to €20,000 to home buyers in Ireland.

Our guide will help you to 

  • Confirm if you qualify for the scheme 
  • See how much you are entitled to 
  • Assess whether your possible new home fits the criteria 

We’ll also detail the application process and provide you with simple step-by-step instructions that will help you register for, and ultimately secure your tax refund.

At Sherry FitzGerald Mortgages, we’re with you every step of the way, from getting mortgage-ready to the mortgage process. Review our guide and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Please note, current government policy states that the Help-to-Buy scheme is due to expire on the 31.12.21. It is likely that contracts that are exchanged in 2021 will qualify for the Help-to-Buy scheme but this is an outstanding query with Revenue. Please find a link to the Citizen’s Information here 

Download our guide to the Help-to-Buy incentive right here. Find out if you qualify for the scheme, see how much you are entitled to and assess whether your possible new home fits the criteria.

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