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# vat - Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
# Economy
# Economy

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,090 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

# vat - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Subway sandwiches contain 'too much sugar' to legally be considered bread, Supreme Court rules
# Toasted
# Toasted

Subway sandwiches contain 'too much sugar' to legally be considered bread, Supreme Court rules

Sep 30th 2020, 2:22 PM 198,979 Views 62 Comments

The court rejected a number of appeals.

# vat - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Yoga instructors: 'We are basically starting from scratch as an industry'
# Flexible Solutions
# Flexible Solutions

Yoga instructors: 'We are basically starting from scratch as an industry'

Jun 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 30,724 Views 12 Comments

Yoga studio owners say social distancing will stretch the sector to its limits.

# vat - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Candlemaker faces €400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles
# Candle In The Wind
# Candle In The Wind

Candlemaker faces €400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:08 PM 97,771 Views 64 Comments

The Tax Appeals Commission rejected an appeal by the candlemaking firm.

# vat - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government

May 7th 2020, 3:37 PM 15,150 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is in favour of a tourism taskforce being set up.

# vat - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973
# Fanfare For Europe
# Fanfare For Europe

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973

Feb 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 8,324 Views 10 Comments

Britain joined the same year that Ireland joined the then-EEC.

# vat - Monday 7 October, 2019

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,379 Views 43 Comments

The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.

# vat - Monday 12 August, 2019

Poll: Should VAT be removed on condoms and menstrual cups?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should VAT be removed on condoms and menstrual cups?

Aug 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 28,660 Views 76 Comments

The idea is backed by Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
# Contraception
# Contraception

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Aug 12th 2019, 12:10 AM 22,558 Views 43 Comments

Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.

# vat - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
# Costs
# Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 14,987 Views 37 Comments

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

# vat - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax
# VAT
# VAT

Ross' hopes for cheaper non-alcoholic booze nixed after Donohoe says 'no plans' to reduce tax

Mar 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 16,060 Views 46 Comments

The minister for finance said reducing VAT on non-alcoholic beverages would be “difficult to administer”.

# vat - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

VAT on vitamins and supplements won't jump to 23% - at least until November
# U-turn
# U-turn

VAT on vitamins and supplements won't jump to 23% - at least until November

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 6:11 PM 26,243 Views 46 Comments

An increased rate on some food supplements was due to kick in on Friday.

# vat - Monday 11 February, 2019

Irish businesses urge Taoiseach for longer VAT deferral on UK imports post-Brexit
# Import VAT
# Import VAT

Irish businesses urge Taoiseach for longer VAT deferral on UK imports post-Brexit

Feb 11th 2019, 10:59 PM 10,704 Views 20 Comments

Over half of Irish importers source 75% or more of their imports from the UK.

# vat - Friday 18 January, 2019

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike

Jan 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,933 Views 73 Comments

Budget 2019 reversed a VAT reduction during the recession, but some businesses say it will hit them very hard.

# vat - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:37 AM 24,338 Views 61 Comments

The 9% VAT rate for hotels, restaurants and hairdressing was increased to 13.5% in last year’s budget.

# vat - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
# Flat Hike
# Flat Hike

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:43 PM 43,298 Views 92 Comments

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

# vat - Friday 14 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

Dec 14th 2018, 9:56 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# vat - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Roscommon County Council takes hit as Revenue publishes latest tax defaulters list
# Revenue
# Revenue

Roscommon County Council takes hit as Revenue publishes latest tax defaulters list

Dec 4th 2018, 9:13 PM 33,610 Views 17 Comments

The council settled for nearly €500,000 over under-declaration of VAT.

# vat - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Oct 9th 2018, 8:38 PM 18,445 Views 41 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?

Oct 9th 2018, 10:24 AM 36,512 Views 102 Comments

Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.

# vat - Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,135 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# vat - Saturday 4 August, 2018

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep
# Tourism
# Tourism

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Aug 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,113 Views 65 Comments

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

# vat - Thursday 28 September, 2017

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Sep 28th 2017, 6:25 AM 10,300 Views 53 Comments

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

# vat - Friday 11 August, 2017

Dublin City Council to reduce toll charges on the East Link Bridge from next week
# VAT
# VAT

Dublin City Council to reduce toll charges on the East Link Bridge from next week

Aug 11th 2017, 8:09 AM 23,495 Views 54 Comments

The cost for a car will drop from €1.75 to €1.40.

# vat - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Booze, petrol, cigs: This is how much an extra 10 cent on our 'luxuries' would bring in

Jan 8th 2017, 7:15 AM 16,981 Views 85 Comments

An increase of a couple of cent could mean big bucks to the State coffers.

# vat - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
# Supply Vs Demand
# Supply Vs Demand

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,414 Views 42 Comments

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# vat - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,157 Views 45 Comments

John Leamy pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# vat - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Just 10 companies have paid €2.3bn in tax this year - maybe Bono was right after all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Just 10 companies have paid €2.3bn in tax this year - maybe Bono was right after all

Dec 3rd 2015, 9:57 AM 330 Views 88 Comments

Seamus Coffey talks through the latest exchequer figures that put Ireland back in the black.

# vat - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy
# Spending Habits
# Spending Habits

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy

Aug 12th 2015, 12:35 PM 28,096 Views 48 Comments

You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.

# vat - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes
# A Lengthy List
# A Lengthy List

Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes

Jun 30th 2015, 4:41 PM 19,557 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach’s comments about not increasing taxes have raised some eyebrows.

# vat - Monday 29 June, 2015

Judge apologises as he sentences newspaper delivery man to 18 months in jail for Revenue fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Judge apologises as he sentences newspaper delivery man to 18 months in jail for Revenue fraud

Jun 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 56,741 Views 84 Comments

Judge Nolan said the businessman was “hard working” but that he had to mark the seriousness of the fraud.

# vat - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Those in debt will not be hit with extra VAT charge
# Debt Management
# Debt Management

Those in debt will not be hit with extra VAT charge

Jun 17th 2015, 10:12 AM 8,160 Views 3 Comments

A ruling has found that debt management company Money Village will not be subject to VAT.

# vat - Thursday 11 June, 2015

This week’s vital property news: An Irish builder goes public and a church covered in Nicki Minaj
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

This week’s vital property news: An Irish builder goes public and a church covered in Nicki Minaj

Jun 11th 2015, 5:18 PM 2,955 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# vat - Friday 2 January, 2015

How does Ireland's VAT compare to the rest of Europe?
# VAT Out OF Hell
# VAT Out OF Hell

How does Ireland's VAT compare to the rest of Europe?

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:15 AM 33,170 Views 51 Comments

We checked. Here’s the map.

# vat - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today
# VAT
# VAT

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today

Jan 1st 2015, 1:11 PM 14,132 Views 40 Comments

Michael Noonan has said new tax rules are a good thing, but not everyone is convinced.

# vat - Sunday 28 December, 2014

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?
# Hypothecated
# Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Dec 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,363 Views 36 Comments

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

# vat - 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 8,895 Views 21 Comments

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

# vat - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Have restaurants and hotels been reaping all the spoils while workers suffer?
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Have restaurants and hotels been reaping all the spoils while workers suffer?

Oct 9th 2014, 9:37 AM 10,640 Views 47 Comments

SIPTU says customers and workers have missed out on the benefits of the special VAT rate, but businesses say otherwise.

# vat - Monday 25 August, 2014

Irish restaurants say cutting VAT has created more than 30,000 new jobs
# Great Success
# Great Success

Irish restaurants say cutting VAT has created more than 30,000 new jobs

Aug 25th 2014, 8:46 AM 7,191 Views 33 Comments

VAT was cut from 13.5% to 9% in July 2011.

# vat - 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 10,493 Views 31 Comments

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

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