Irish VAT

Irish VAT rate temporarily reduced

August 17, 2020 in Ecommerce Tips

Reduction to standard Irish VAT rate in line with general approach to COVID-19 financial relief

The standard Irish VAT rate has been cut by the government for a six-month period. The standard VAT rate will be reduced from 23% to 21%.

The change will be applicable in Ireland from 1st September 2020 until 28th February 2021. This tax measure was announced as part of the July Jobs Stimulus Plan, designed to support businesses impacted by Covid-19.  

The temporary cut in the standard VAT rate is to be part of the draft Bill. This is due to be published shortly.  

If you are currently operating in Ireland, or are planning to start trading in Ireland, you should make sure your business is ready to comply with the new temporary rate as of 1st September 2020. 

This might include updating your internal systems, adjusting your pricing or reviewing any processes that involve the collection or payment of VAT.

Ireland is following in the footsteps of other countries such as the UK and Germany. These countries have chosen to temporarily reduce the VAT rate on certain supplies to boost economic activity.

If you have any concerns about this temporary change, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today. Or, for more VAT and ecommerce updates please take a look at our other articles.

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