DPS scheme and tax relief
Fertility Treatment is an expensive process in Ireland and it can add financial strain and stress to individuals and couples. However, there are a few tax relief benefits.
The Drug Payment Scheme:
Fertility drugs are expensive, however under the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS) an individual or family will pay no more than €124 each calendar month for the drugs required. Apply for your DPS card here: https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/drugs-payment-scheme/drugs-payment-scheme-application-form-english.pdf
Claiming Tax Back On Fertility Treatment:
You can claim tax relief on any fees relating to IVF treatment through the tax relief for medical expenses scheme. The tax relief is given at the standard rate of 20%. Please note you cannot claim expenses back on any expenses that you have already reclaimed elsewhere, e.g. through an insurance policy, compensation claim or from another public or local authority.