Where a room or rooms in an individual’s principal private residence (PPR) are let as residential accommodation and the gross annual rental income is less than €14,000 per annum, this rental income is exempt from Income Tax, PRSI and USC.
Revenue has confirmed their view that income from short term lettings, such as through Airbnb bookings, does not fall within Rent a Room Relief. In fact Revenue advise that income from short term lettings is not rental income but trading or miscellaneous income.
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on May 31st 2019. There are a number of changes enacted and will come into effect at various dates over the next few months.
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OBLIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES
Effective from 4th June, the legislation provides for a number of changes such as: