Thursday, 13 June 2019
Department of Finance
Help-To-Buy Scheme Data
67. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of first-time buyer help-to-buy scheme applicants and approved recipients, respectively, since its inception by county; the value of the scheme by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24821/19]
I am advised by Revenue that persons considering availing of the Help-to-Buy scheme can make a ‘first stage’ application at any time to determine the level of tax relief they may be entitled to if they decide to proceed with the purchase of an eligible property. The number of ‘first stage’ applicants by county is not recorded.
The applications only progress to the ‘claim stage’ when the person decides to proceed with the purchase of an eligible property. The following table sets out the number of applications that progressed to the ‘claim stage’, the number of approved claims and the cost to the Exchequer of the approved claims, by county, to June 2019.
|County||Total Claims||Approved Claims||Value of Approved Claims|