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Ireland reduces VAT on tourism until 2013


Ireland reduces VAT on tourism until 2013

In a boost to aid the crucial Irish tourism market, the government has confirmed that the Irish Value Added Tax rate on accommodation and related tourist services will be dropped from 13.5% to 9%.  This will be a temporary measure until 2013.

The services at the new rate will include: hotels, restaurants, theatres, newspapers, golfing holidays and the Air Travel Tax.

At the same time, the government has confirmed is determination to retain the low corporation tax of 12.5%, one of the lowest in the European Union.  Ireland raised VAT to 23% at the start of this year.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.