On the 22nd December 2017 Revenue issued an ebrief which affects all non resident ARF holders. Revenue have stopped automatically making repayments of Irish tax deductions on ARF distributions to non residents where the client has also been taxed on the distribution in their country of residence.
In order to get a tax refund the individual will need to establish:
In each case you need to examine the treatment of each element to ascertain the tax provisions applying as per the relevant double taxation agreement.
*Refunds will not be granted on income/capital gains derived from some Irish assets or in respect of the original capital (subject to Capital Article note).
** Ireland has double taxation agreements with Capital Articles with a small number of countries including Germany & Belarus (but not the UK or US)
If your client intends to move overseas in retirement it might make sense to consider this move before retirement. For people, who are already overseas, refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis. There is no clarity around the precise treatment of refund claims by Revenue.
To discuss how this might impact your clients please contact us on 01 2375500 or at email@example.com
The marketing material is not intended to provide advice and is provided for general information purposes only.
The particular tax treatment contained herein is based on Harvest Financial Services Limited’s understanding of current Revenue practice as at September 2018. Please note that the tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. You should take such independent tax advice as you deem appropriate.