Sunday February 23, 2020

Tax relief for parents

Despite the many changes made to tax relief on tuition fees in the past few years, it is still available to financially stretched parents of students, writes Emma Kennedy.

24th August, 2013
Although tuition fees continue to rise, there are a number of tax reliefs in place to aid hard-pressed parents. Photo: Getty

For the thousands of families with children at third-level education, tax relief can offer a helping hand. The student contribution fee that students face annually now stands at €2,500, and is set to reach €3,000 by 2015. Meanwhile, as fees continue to rise, grants are going in the other direction, leaving many families with a shortfall.

Tax relief is available on fees paid for qualifying third-level courses, with the relief applied at a rate of 20...

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