Capital Acquisitions Tax: Threshold Increased


Budget 2016 offers some relief in respect of gifts/inheritances to children from their parents.



The “Group A” (parents to children) tax free threshold has increased from €225,000 to €280,000.


This is a welcome development considering recent increases in property prices, and goes some way to mitigating the significant reductions in the threshold which in 2009 was in excess of €540,000.


The applicable rate of CAT remains at 33%.


For advice on gifts of assets or estate planning please contact us on 01 6770335 or at

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Eircode - D02 C640
Tel : +353 1 677 0335
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