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Irish VAT due to Increase to 23%

Irish VAT to Increase
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Irish VAT due to Increase to 23%

The Standard Rate of Irish VAT is due to increase to 23% with effect from March 1st 2021. 

The rate had been reduced to 21% for a six month period from 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021. The Minister for Finance has recently indicated that he does not intend to extend the reduction and therefore businesses should prepare for the 23% rate applying once more to their supplies and purchases from 1 March 2021 onwards.

It is important to note that this VAT rate change will not impact all supplies. In particular, the targeted VAT rate reduction from 13.5% to 9% for certain goods and services, mainly in the tourism and hospitality sectors, will continue to apply until 31 December 2021.  Visit Revenue.ie for additional information on VAT.

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