Exemption for support, maintenance and education payments
You may give a gift of money to your child for their support, maintenance or education. They do not have to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) on this gift if they are:
- under 18 years of age
- aged between 18 and 25 years of age and are in full time education
- unable to maintain themselves permanently due to physical or intellectual disability. There is no age limit on this condition.
The same rules apply to a child of your spouse or civil partner.
Conditions for the exemption
The support, maintenance or education payments must be:
- normal expenditure for someone in these circumstances
- a reasonable amount in relation to the financial circumstances of the person making the gift.