Thursday 8 December 2016

Landlord tax breaks to take tenants on welfare

Published 24/09/2015 | 02:30

Measures: Housing Minister Paudie Coffey
Measures: Housing Minister Paudie Coffey

Tax breaks for landlords are being proposed ahead of the Budget as a means of finally tackling spiralling social housing waiting lists.

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The plan is being strongly considered as the Coalition desperately tries to bring the housing crisis under control.

There is a desire within Government circles to provide greater incentives to encourage landlords to take on families on social welfare payments such as rent supplement.

The numbers on social housing waiting lists have reached their highest level to date.

The Irish Independent can reveal draft proposals that would see tax relief for landlords who sign up to schemes targeted at social welfare recipients and the long-term unemployed.

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