Ireland | Tax authorities can order Fiscal Representative requirement

By |November 20th, 2020|

The Irish Government gives power to tax authorities to order non-Irish traders to appoint Fiscal Representative The Government recently set out its Finance Bill for 2020, including an amendment to the Irish VAT Act. The amendment gives the tax authorities power to issue a notice to a non-Irish trader requiring [...]

Ireland | Standard VAT rate reduction in response to COVID-19

By |July 28th, 2020|

Ireland is set to reduce the standard VAT rate from 23% to 21% as a result of COVID-19. In Ireland, the Prime Minister announced the reduction of the standard rate of VAT from 23% to 21%, part the stimulus package in response to COVID-19. The new VAT rate to come [...]

Ireland | Ministry of Finance to increase VAT rates for food supplements

By |November 26th, 2019|

The Irish Ministry of Finance have released their Finance Bill for 2019. Within the bill, they confirm their intention to increase the VAT rate on food supplements. From January 2020, the VAT rate for food supplement products will increase; this will be from the current rate of 0% to the [...]

Ireland | Consultation Launched on VAT Treatment of Health Food Supplements

By |May 20th, 2019|

The Irish Department of Finance has launched a consultation on the future VAT treatment of certain health food supplements. Under the current Irish VAT rules, food supplements are generally subject to the standard 23% VAT rate. However, historically certain products such as vitamins, minerals and fish oils have benefitted from [...]

Ireland | New “No Deal Brexit Preparation” Bill Plans for Import VAT Postponement Scheme

By |April 12th, 2019|

The Irish Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019, known as the Brexit Omnibus Bill, has safely navigated its passage through the Irish Senate. Aiming to alleviate some of the harshest consequences of a no deal Brexit, it will be enacted if that event [...]

Ireland | VAT Hike to Food Supplements Delayed till November 2019

By |February 27th, 2019|

At almost the final hour, the Irish Revenue Agency’s highly controversial move to expand the application of the standard Irish VAT rate to all food supplements has been postponed. We recently reported that from 1st March 2019, certain vitamins, minerals and fish oils which until now have fallen within the [...]

Ireland | VAT Clampdown Sees Health Supplements Taxed at 23% from March 2019

By |February 15th, 2019|

The Irish Revenue Agency’s newly published guidance on its revised VAT treatment of food supplements has unleashed a furore in the health food sector. Generally, food supplements are liable to VAT at the standard 23% VAT rate in Ireland.  But currently a concession exists in relation to certain types of [...]

Ireland l 2019 Budget Brings Changes in Scope of the 9% VAT Rate in Tourism and Digital Publishing Sectors

By |November 15th, 2018|

The Irish 2019 budget statement was released on 9th October 2018 and it has provided for the following proposed changes to the application of Irish VAT rates. These are expected to come into effect as of 1st January 2019: The VAT rate for activities in the tourism and hospitality sectors [...]

Changes to SEPA payments to the Irish Tax Authority

By |December 5th, 2016|

The Irish Tax Authority (Revenue) have announced that as of 28th November 2016, the processing times of SEPA payments will change. SEPA arrangements have been in operation since January 2014 and it currently takes seven working days to debit a bank account that has not been previously used to pay [...]

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