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# 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.

# vat - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Aaron McKenna: The 9% VAT rate proves it - lowering taxes creates jobs

“It is disingenuous of government to claim that it was a temporary measure… and getting rid of it is a kick in the head to anyone who has invested in the hospitality industry.”

# vat - Thursday 26 September, 2013

'We're examining the options': Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate

The Finance Minister had previously said that in order to maintain the special rate for the tourism and hospitality industry he would need to find €360 million elsewhere.

# vat - Friday 20 September, 2013

Noonan: VAT rate for restaurants likely to rise

The Finance Minister said the reduction of the 13.5 per cent rate for the hospitality sector had always been a short-term “pump priming” measure.

# vat - Friday 13 September, 2013

'Domestic users will not be charged VAT' by Irish Water

Government sources said that the framework in Irish Water is still being set up but that the government does not want to see households pay extra taxes on their Irish Water bills.

# vat - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Exchequer returns: VAT receipts nearly €250 million behind target

But the deficit for the first eight months of this year was over €4 billion less than it was in the first eight months of 2012.

# vat - Monday 12 August, 2013

Is ice-cream part of the tourism industry?

Some say it is but the Minister for Finance says he has ‘no plans’ to change the VAT treatment for ice-cream parlours to bring it in line with tourism rates.

# vat - Friday 5 July, 2013

VAT will be charged on personal insolvency deals, but creditors will pay it

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has pointed out that debtors availing of a personal insolvency arrangement will see the cost of their fees borne by those who they owe money to.

# vat - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Taxman rakes in €17.6bn in last six months despite missing excise, VAT targets

The Department of Finance said the tax profile is helped by the collection of €126 million in Property Tax receipts.

# vat - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’

VAT reductions, rate cuts and halving the level of capital gains tax for entrepreneurs would increase consumer confidence say Chambers Ireland.

# vat - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State's income for three of the 'big four' taxes is less than expected

Income tax, VAT and excise duties are lower than had been forecast – but corporation tax is well ahead of expectations.

# vat - Saturday 11 May, 2013

VAT rules mean Republic can't match North's prices for nicotine patches

Michael Noonan says the EU’s laws on VAT mean Ireland can’t offer a discounted rate of VAT to match Northern prices.

# vat - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Three of the 'big four' tax heads fell short of expectations in April

A total of €21 million in local property tax was collected during April.

# vat - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US

The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.

# vat - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

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

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

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

# vat - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Deficit stands at €3.7 billion in latest exchequer returns

Tax revenue was ahead of target by €47 million with corporation tax surpassing its target by €147 million.

# vat - Friday 8 March, 2013

Leo Varadkar: Property tax is easy to pay and hard to evade

The Minister for Transport said that people struggling to pay their bills do not automatically become exempt from income tax and the same principle should apply to the forthcoming property tax.

# vat - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

# vat - Saturday 2 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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Mobile operators fail to implement directive on VAT charges for charity texts

Two years ago Revenue announced text donations would no longer be liable for VAT but charities are still not receiving this money.

# vat - Monday 4 February, 2013

Exchequer figures show slight fall in government income in January

A €1 billion sale of Bank of Ireland notes means Ireland recorded an Exchequer surplus for January 2013.

# vat - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Government says it can't remove VAT on defibrillators

“Taxing defibrillators is like putting a tax on saving lives”: the 23 per cent VAT rate which Government says can’t be lifted because of an EU directive.

# vat - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Exchequer returns: Government's tax take 0.5 per cent below target

The Department of Finance has released the last exchequer returns before tomorrow’s Budget with income tax take for November 12 per cent below target.

# vat - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Government income for 2012 to fall short of Budget target

The first documents for Budget 2013 show the government expecting a 4.5 per cent increase in income tax in 2013.

# vat - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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

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

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

# vat - Monday 19 November, 2012

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

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

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

# vat - Friday 2 November, 2012

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

# vat - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Joe Higgins denies advance knowledge of Mick Wallace's tax problems

In an interview with Marian Finucane the Wexford TD also admitted “I hired a hitman”.

From The Daily Edge Mick Wallace says f*** on the radio, suggests affair with Marian Finucane* This post contains images

Mick Wallace says f*** on the radio, suggests affair with Marian Finucane*

*Well, he says somebody ELSE suggested it. Here’s the best of the reaction tweets.

# vat - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Exchequer returns show tax take up but deficit at over €11bn

Spending at the Departments of Health and Social Protection were more than expected, according to the latest figures from the Department of Finance.

# vat - Friday 14 September, 2012

Revenue yields €114.62 million in settlements

The Revenue Commissioner has published the latest list of tax defaulters.

# vat - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research

The Wexford TD said that he would be at a disadvantage compared to all of the other TDs in the Dáil if he did not accept the allowance.

# vat - Friday 17 August, 2012

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