Applications for new Help to Buy incentive can be made from today, 3 Jan 2017

A new Help to Buy (HTB) incentive was introduced under Budget 2017. It is designed to help first-time buyers of newly built homes to assemble the required deposit. It also applies to once-off self-build homes.

It provides for a refund of income tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) paid over the previous 4 tax years.

It is possible to apply for the scheme from today, 3 January 2017.

Find out more about the Help to Buy incentive.