Living abroad and paying Irish DIRT tax

Discussion in 'Investments' started by Eazos, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Eazos

    Eazos Registered User

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    Hi

    I am living abroad and have an irish deposit account on which I am paying DIRT. As I am a non-resident for tax purposes, is it possible to get the dirt back? If so, how should I go about it?

    Regards

    Eoghan
     
  2. LDFerguson

    LDFerguson Frequent Poster

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    In the first instance, you need to notify your bank. See here.
     
  3. Eazos

    Eazos Registered User

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    Thanks for the response, will do
     
  4. bacon

    bacon Guest

    Did you manage to get back your DIRT? What’s the procedure like? Does Inland Revenue refund the DIRT directly back to your account?

    I’m in the same position as you (non-resident). I wanted to open a fixed term deposit at AIB and Halifax but they told me they don’t offer non-resident accounts and that I have to reclaim DIRT from Inland Revenue.

    I looked at form 54D but it doesn’t say anything about non-residency. It only states that you’re either aged 65 or over or permanently incapacitated to qualify.

    Cheers
    John
     
  5. extopia

    extopia Frequent Poster

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    Inland Revenue is the UK tax authority. In Ireland, it's the Revenue Commissioners.
     
  6. Eazos

    Eazos Registered User

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    Hi John

    I wrote to the bank and received no response, haven't yet written to the revenue but if you have any ideas on how to reclaim the money let me know

    Thanks,
    Eoghan