Understand Your Tax Position If You Are A Seafarer

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Find out if you qualify for a seafarer’s tax break.

Do You Qualify For The Seafarer Allowance?


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If you’re an Irish Seafarer working in roles like diving, marine engineering, rigging, or serving as a ship’s officer, it’s crucial to understand the Irish regulations. This applies not only to those working abroad but particularly to individuals in industries such as Oil and Gas, those working on Cruise Ships and Super-yachts, and in the Merchant Marine.

To qualify for the Seafarer Allowance, individuals must meet specific criteria, including being at sea on a voyage to or from a foreign port for a minimum of 161 days in the tax year. This provision extends to those working on vessels servicing drilling rigs, entitling them to a tax allowance of €6,350. Seeking advice from tax professionals can offer personalised insights into the application of the Seafarer Allowance to your specific situation. Additionally, we can assist you in achieving tax compliance and navigating the tax return process for property acquisition.

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If you’re an Irish individual working in the marine industry abroad, whether on a Ferry, Drill Ship, Cargo Ship, Cruise Ship, or Oil Rig, you may be eligible for a seafarer’s tax break. Our expert tax advice offers peace of mind, guiding seafarers to a clear understanding of their tax position. With unparalleled expertise and extensive experience, we stand out as leaders in the field.

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Ciaran Barry, February 2024

“Since moving home to Ireland several years back Kevin and his team have looked after my Seafarer’s Tax each year in a straightforward, efficient manner. Kevin explains everything very clearly and checks my documents very thoroughly to ensure I have everything in order. I have been delighted with the service provided, which is much better than what I received when I lived abroad, and is also really good value.”

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Jason Bryan, February 2024
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