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#Value Added Tax

# value-added-tax - Monday 15 December, 2014

Here's how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses
# Moss
# Moss

Here's how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses

Dec 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,897 Views 21 Comments

The Government won’t mind the change – it’s set to receive millions in extra revenue.

# value-added-tax - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Why do we pay more VAT on hairdressing than we do on greyhounds?

Aug 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,500 Views 31 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the various arguments around lowering the rate of VAT.

# value-added-tax - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Ireland wins at EU's top court over legality of its VAT laws
# VAT
# VAT

Ireland wins at EU's top court over legality of its VAT laws

Apr 9th 2013, 11:51 AM 9,072 Views 18 Comments

The European Court of Justice rejects a challenge from the European Commission over the structure of Irish VAT laws.

# value-added-tax - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws
# VAT
# VAT

Ireland given pre-Budget boost with ECJ opinion on VAT laws

Nov 28th 2012, 10:53 AM 6,728 Views 8 Comments

The European Court of Justice says Brussels shouldn’t be able to force Ireland to change its VAT laws.

# value-added-tax - Monday 19 November, 2012

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws
# VAT
# VAT

Ireland to find out whether Brussels can force change in VAT laws

Nov 19th 2012, 9:51 AM 6,561 Views 9 Comments

EU VAT laws allow several people to be treated as one – but Brussels says Ireland shouldn’t include non-taxable people in those groups.

# value-added-tax - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Government's 2011 tax income misses Budget target by 2.5 per cent

Jan 4th 2012, 5:02 PM 3,213 Views 47 Comments

New data published by the Department of Finance show that income tax, VAT and corporation tax were all lower than expected.

# value-added-tax - Friday 25 November, 2011

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Noonan admits: Plans for VAT hike didn’t consider drop in demand

Nov 25th 2011, 2:27 PM 6,437 Views 91 Comments

The Minister for Finance concedes that his plans for a 2 per cent increase in VAT did not allow for the impact on spending.

# value-added-tax - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget
# VAT
# VAT

Tourist-friendly 9 per cent VAT rate to remain after Budget

Nov 22nd 2011, 1:58 PM 1,384 Views 10 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that while the higher rate of VAT might be going up, the new 9 per cent rate for tourism is here to stay.

# value-added-tax - Friday 18 November, 2011

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets

Nov 18th 2011, 1:59 PM 19,775 Views 175 Comments

TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day

Nov 18th 2011, 8:24 AM 3,532 Views 45 Comments

The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany

Nov 18th 2011, 7:13 AM 2,200 Views 37 Comments

It is understood the documents were disclosed to a German finance committee after being passed to it by the EU-IMF troika.

# value-added-tax - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report
# VAT
# VAT

Opposition calls on government to explain 2 per cent VAT rise report

Nov 17th 2011, 3:50 PM 4,763 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Finance has insisted that no decisions have been made but a document in the German Bundestag says different.

# value-added-tax - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector
# VAT
# VAT

Tax rate cut takes effect tomorrow for hospitality sector

Jun 30th 2011, 6:58 PM 487 Views 13 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned businesses that the government will ‘get tough’ on those who don’t pass on the cut to customers.

# value-added-tax - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Defiant Lenihan insists Ireland can avoid bailout
# BaNAMA Republic
# BaNAMA Republic

Defiant Lenihan insists Ireland can avoid bailout

Oct 12th 2010, 8:25 AM 322 Views 0 Comments

Ireland can “absolutely” dodge the need to go cap-in-hand to Europe – but pensions and welfare could be hit.