CAT - "Right of Residence" Deduction

Discussion in 'Tax' started by ck4567, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. ck4567

    ck4567 New Member

    My parents gifted me their house and agricultural land - forestry. Due to sloppiness on my side (to be honest, living/working abroad and not following the Jan. 2015 changes to the agricultural relief scheme) I realise that I may face a greater than expected CAT bill in Ireland.

    I am wondering how how the deductions for "Right of Residence" can be made. In the registry, there is an entry for each of my parents:
    "The right of Xxx Xxx to reside in the dwellinghouse during his lifetime."
    "The right of Xxx Xxx to reside in the dwellinghouse during her lifetime.

    - The Revenue website states "Revenue will allow a deduction of one-tenth of the market value of the dwelling-house where there is a right of residence". Does this mean one-tenth in total or one tenth for each of of the rights? I have found one source to suggest it is for each but wondering if I am misreading this.

    - What is the difference between "right of residence" and "right of residence, support and maintenance"?

    - Finally, I assume the deduction would only apply to the dwelling house and not the adjoining land/forestry?

    Thanks for any help or pointers.