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#VAT

# vat - Saturday 2 March, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

# vat - Monday 26 May, 2014

Revenue demanded €200,000 in unpaid tax from Paris Bakery Exclusive

The figures owed relate to alleged non-payment of PRSI, PAYE and VAT.

# vat - Monday 4 November, 2013

VAT receipts down for tenth month in a row

All four of the big tax heads were down last month though

# vat - Saturday 19 October, 2013

VAT on hurleys to remain at 23% despite ash dieback problems

There had been suggestions to ease the VAT rate given the current problems with the killer tree disease.

# vat - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan confirms VAT for hospitality sector to stay at 9 per cent

The rate had been due to revert to 13.5 per cent at the end of the year.

# vat - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year Tax

Government expects to collect an extra €2.3bn in tax next year

This is according to figures that give an overview of our finances before any of the budget changes are announced on Tuesday.

# vat - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

# vat - Monday 7 October, 2013

PIC: Michael Noonan got a free pizza for his lunch today*

*But we’re guessing he probably didn’t take up the offer from Apache…

# vat - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Just where does all that tax you pay go?

Do you know how much you personally spend on constructing new schools? On infrastructure? On servicing national debt? Aaron McKenna looks at how the Government spends your money.

# vat - Friday 4 October, 2013

Government urged to keep lower VAT rate for tourism

The Restaurant Association of Ireland says that 5,000 jobs will be created in the next 18 months if the rate is maintained.

# vat - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Rise in tourism VAT rate would "cost jobs"

Despite the increased numbers of tourists visiting Irish shores, the tourism industry recovery is fragile, a representative body has warned.

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