Source of information correct as of 01/01/2023.
At present the First Time Buyer Schemes all relate to new build properties. There are currently two schemes in place. The Help to Buy scheme is the first one. This is operated by Revenue. You can potentially receive €30,000 back to go towards the deposit of your new home. The HTB Cash Back relates to the tax that you have paid over the previous 4 calendar tax years. Therefore, if you have only paid €5000 in tax, then you will only qualify for €5000 from Revenue (subject to calculation by Revenue). If you have paid €50,000 in tax to Revenue over the most recent 4 calendar years, you will only qualify for €30,000 because that is the maximum allowed (subject to calculation by Revenue). There are other limits in place, too:
Property price cannot exceed €500,000.
The maximum cash back is €30,000 or 10% of the property purchase price, whichever is lower.
The property must be built by a Revenue approved contractor.
This is in place up to December 2024.
This is their website www.revenue.ie/en/property/help-to-buy-incentive/index.aspx