Income Tax for Landlords – The Tax Blitz Series

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Welcome to “Income Tax for Landlords – the Tax Blitz Series” from Clever Burdy

You may be a seasoned landlord or you might be new to the Landlord party (or a “reluctant” landlord as many say to me). If you have a fear of the tax man or have ever asked the question “How do I file an Income Tax Return (Form 11)”? Navigate your tax and filing obligations with absolute ease from this point on.

Even if you have an accountant or tax agent handling your income tax return, the benefits of understanding rental accounts and income tax cannot be underestimated and this course will guide you on how manage your rental income and expenditure in the most tax efficient way. The age old saying “forearmed is forewarned” must surely have been penned by someone burned by a huge tax bill that could have been avoided by knowing what we will teach you in this course.

Areas covered in the course:

  • Registering for Income Tax using ROS
  • What other taxes can you register?
  • Record keeping
  • The RTB – how does it affect your tax?
  • Rent-A-Room relief
  • Allowable expenses – the logic behind it
  • Disallowable expenses – the rules per Revenue
  • How to calculate taxable profit
  • Losses – how to use them
  • Filing your tax return (Form 11) – worked example and we walk you through the process
  • Determining your liability
  • Preliminary tax
  • Capital allowances – what are these and how do they differ to other expenses
  • Surcharges for late filing
  • What to do if you make an error on your return?
  • Shared ownership

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why should you do this course?

If you have a wobble when you think of tax, the Revenue Commissioners, that envelope with the harp then this is your one stop shop to dissolve all those worries.

For some, the services of an accountant or tax agent is just not feasible so once you have completed this condensed and jam-packed online course you will be ready to tackle your rental taxes each and every year! Even if you have an accountant, the information in this blitz session will help you make smart choices every day. We have hand-picked the most valuable topics essential for landlords to help you with your filing obligations.

Who is this course for?

This bespoke course is for accounts administrators, income tax agents, landlords, those looking for a refresher or anyone with an interest in tax. Our courses tick all those tax vocational boxes to give you an edge over the competition if you are seeking work in the area of tax preparation.

What will you learn?

After completing this course you will gain a thorough understanding of the tax obligations of a landlord. You will learn how to register for self-assessment income tax using Revenue Online Services (ROS), what expenses a landlord can claim as a deduction against tax (and more importantly what they can’t). You will also have an understanding of the implications of capital expenditure versus revenue expenditure, use of losses and how to reflect this on your income tax return. You will feel completely confident and competent in filing your own Form 11 income tax return from this point on.

Are Clever Burdy courses tax deductible for my business?

If your course has been purchased to enhance your tax knowledge and to improve or further your business then you can claim the full cost of purchasing your Clever Burdy course as a tax deductible business expense.

Can you claim any CPD accredited hours?

Yes all our tax courses are CPD accredited. For this course you will earn 2 CPD hours

How long does this online course take to complete?

This course takes approx 90 minutes of online viewing plus 30 mins to complete your self-assessment quiz but as this is a self-paced course, you can take your time and simply re-watch any section you want to cover again.

Can the course I purchased only be viewed once?

Absolutely not. When you purchase an online course via the Clever Burdy online learning portal you will have uninterrupted access to your course for 6 months / 180 days from the date your purchase is made.

Are there any examples included?

Yes! You will be walked through a scenario of how to complete an Income Tax Return Form 11 working off a rental account income and expenditure statement with a few real-life scenarios thrown in.

Is follow up included with Clever Burdy courses?

Traditionally we have never had any course attendees contact us after completion of their course as our courses are designed to be a One-Stop-Shop to answer all your burning questions. We do provide a separate advisory service for anybody that would like to have a 1-2-1 talk with us related to their rental business. Details of our advisory and mentoring packages are under the services tab on

Tax sometimes changes so will you be kept informed of anything that affects course content?

At Clever Burdy we are super aware that an element of tax could change overnight that may be contradictory to something mentioned in your course. We keep on top of any changes and issue any updates notes to highlight anything you should note in your manual. We try to record our courses once a year to keep your tax learning up to date and most importantly……..correct!