20% Tax Relief on Treatments
You can claim back 20% tax relief on all non-routine dental treatments.
You can claim for any treatment over the past 4 years.
All eligible treatments are noted on our fees page, so a quick glance will tell you what you can claim for in your Med 2 Form.
You can download the Med 2 Form by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, or if you have had treatment with us give us a call and we can get one for you.
Smile Store can provide you with the Med 2 Form; will ensure it’s signed by your specialists and will fill in all dates, times and costs of your eligible treatments, itemising them for you.
Specialist dental services provide you and your family with lifelong benefits but are certainly a significant investment in the short term, so claiming 20% back is a welcome opportunity.
As an example, in the case of a treatment that costs €4,000, you will see a refund of €800, so it is well worth your while to take the time to make your claim. The 20% tax relief is a welcome boost as it reduces your net cost by one fifth.
Tax Relief on Dental Expenses: The Facts
You can claim tax relief on any of the eligible treatments you have paid for; whether it’s for yourself or someone else’s treatment.
Relief is at the standard rate of 20%.
You should make your claim at the end of the tax year, but you can actually claim relief on any eligible expenses dating back four years (including medical expenses, which require the Med 1 form).
It is possible to choose whether to claim relief in the year when the expenses were incurred, or in the year that they were paid (if they happen to fall into two different years).
You do not need to submit all your dental receipts to the Revenue, but you should hold onto them for a period of 6 years in case you are asked to prove or clarify any expenses.
If you’re self-employed you can claim your relief when you file your annual tax return.
There is no grey area about what is covered by the tax relief system! Routine treatments – cleaning; fillings; check-ups and so on – are not eligible for tax relief.
Non-routine treatments such as dental implants, crowns, veneers, root canal treatment, periodontal treatment and orthodontic treatment are all eligible for tax relief.
A full list of every treatment that qualifies for 20% tax relief is outlined on the Fees page at www.smilestore.ie/fees/ and the practice will be happy to answer any queries you have.
What about treatment abroad?
Medical treatment outside of the state is eligible for 20% tax relief as long as the dentist is a registered practitioner in that country – but you cannot claim anything back for travel, flights, transfers, accommodation or any other associated costs.
Download the Med 2 Form for Dental Expenses
A guide to claiming Health and Medical expenses