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Ireland: Travellers have ‘no choice’ to buy property in new Irish tax rules

Travellers living in Ireland should now be able to book accommodation with a property investment company online, the Irish Revenue Service (IRS) has announced.

Ireland’s Tax Office (TO) said the decision to allow bookings on the website TravellersBookIreland was a result of a change in the tax rules which went into effect on December 1.

The Irish Government announced the changes in April this year, following a consultation on the changes with the Irish Traveller and Traveller Support Network (TTBSN).

TravellersBook Ireland has been available for booking online since July, allowing Irish residents to make purchases and travel with ease.

Irish Traveller group leader, Cathal Keane, welcomed the news.

“This is great news for our group, our customers and for Travellers.

Ms Keane said that for many people, the change in taxation regime will help them get a break on their mortgage repayments and allow them to purchase more land.””

This will mean more people who are living in the Irish State and our families are closer to each other, which is good news for everyone.”

Ms Keane said that for many people, the change in taxation regime will help them get a break on their mortgage repayments and allow them to purchase more land.

“It will mean that Travellers will have a better chance to buy a property as they will no longer have to pay capital gains tax,” she said.

For more information: Irish Revenue Service (IRS), Traveller and/or Traveller support group, TREBBSN, 14-30, Garda Street, Dublin 3, Online: 0800 10 506, 0800 040 731, Mobile: 086 3 636, 087 3 621, Fax: 087 8 073, Email: [email protected]