Irish Independent: Your Questions: Nursing Home Tax Relief


According to commercial director of Eileen Devereux, tax relief in respect of costs of maintaining a relative in a nursing home is available at the highest rate (40&) for the costs made, less any amount paid by any compensation scheme. This means that you are effectively only paying 60pc of the total cost of annual care. However, you need to estimate what the nursing home resident’s contribution would be under Fair Deal and weigh it against the net charge to you under private care.