31 December Deadline for Old Tax Claims

If you are still waiting to claim a tax credit or relief for the tax year 2011, you must apply for the credit or relief by 31 December 2015. Otherwise you will lose your entitlement forever.

This is because of longstanding Revenue policy (backed by legislation) to refuse all claims over four years old

The most commonly unclaimed tax reliefs are as follows:

You should also check the lists of tax credits and tax reliefs and exemptions to ensure you are claiming everything.

Tax Refund Deadline

You can claim your tax credits or reliefs:

  • online using the Revenue PAYE Anytime facility;
  • by completing a Form 12 PAYE tax return; or
  • by writing to Revenue. (If you’re claiming for 2011, use recorded post, or at least follow up with a phone call, to ensure Revenue receive your claim before 31 December 2015.