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Push to maintain reduced Irish VAT on restaurants

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  • 06 May 2013 | Richard Asquith

Push to maintain reduced Irish VAT on restaurants

The Irish restaurant and hospitality sector has started campaigning to maintain the reduced 9% Irish Value Added Tax rate.  It claims that the reduction is creating over 5,000 jobs.

The sector claims that since the rate was reduced from the standard Irish reduced VAT rate of 13.5% in July 2011, it has directly contributed to the growth of the market whilst the rest of the Irish economy has faltered.  Dublin’s tourism sector has stabilised, but the picture is bleaker in the wider country.

The rate will shortly (2014) be returned to the 13.5% rate as it is costing the Irish state over €350million per 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.