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Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (Number 39 of 1997)



(1) In this section—

Act of 1999” means the Electricity Regulation Act 1999;

generate” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1999;

micro-generation of electricity” means the use of renewable, sustainable or alternative forms of energy to generate electricity at a qualifying residence;

qualifying person” means an individual who purchases electricity for own use;

qualifying residence”, in relation to a qualifying person for a year of assessment, means a residential premises situated in the State which is occupied by the qualifying person as his or her sole or main residence during the year of assessment and land which the qualifying person has for his or her own occupation and enjoyment with that residence as its garden or grounds;

residential premises” means a building or part of a building used as a dwelling;

renewable, sustainable or alternative forms of energy” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1999;

relevant period” means the period commencing on 1 January 2022 and ending on 31 December 2024.

(2) This subsection applies to profits or gains, chargeable to income tax under Case IV of Schedule D, arising to a qualifying person, in the relevant period, from the micro-generation of electricity.

(3) So much of the profits or gains to which subsection (2) applies, arising to a qualifying person in a year of assessment, as do not exceed €200 shall be exempt from income tax and shall not be reckoned in computing total income for the purposes of the Income Tax Acts.




Inserted by FA21 s20. Comes into operation on 1 January 2022.