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Renting out your house or room for a few days?

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If you get money from renting out your house, a room, a caravan or a sleep-out for any time at all - it's income.

This means you must file a tax return as you may have tax to pay - you may even get a refund. It depends on your other income (e.g salary or wages) and how much tax you've paid in the year.

Getting your taxes right is easy. Here’s what you need to know:

  • you must include the income on an Individual tax return (IR3). This can be filed online - for most people it’s due 7 July
  • you can claim expenses for the time you rented out the space - such as rates, insurance, cleaning and advertising
  • keep clear records to confirm all income and expenses.

 

Tools to help you get it right

 

Local Councils

Watch our short video about different types of rental income.

 

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