You can claim up to €14,000 in tax-free rent per annum if you avail of the rent-a-room relief scheme.

We are using to appeal to homeowners in all over Ireland to consider offering accommodation to students during term time, as it fears the cost of renting may lead to some students being “priced out” of an education. With rents increasing and accommodation being scarce, we want your help to tackle this issue.

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The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) received a grant of €30,000 provided by the HEA to the Union of Students’ in Ireland to progress short-term solutions for students in need of accommodation. In the short term, one of the best options to increase supply is for people to rent a spare room in their home to students. It’s a win-win situation, as students get accommodation and homeowners can earn up to €14,000 a year tax-free doing this. The funding provided was used to develop, to communicate more effectively to student and homeowners, and to carry out research into this important issue.

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