Tourism Tax in Ireland raised from 9% to 13.5%

October 9, 2018


Ireland Tourism VAT (value added tax) set to increase in 2019 – what does this mean for you?

Sending waves through the Ireland tourism sector, a 4.5% tourism tax increase was decided for 2019. Check the news for yourself.

“The tourism VAT rate had been at the appropriate rate for the sector and hiking it by 50% as the Government has done today is a damaging blow to the industry,” Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), said.

The ITIC expressed what it called ‘significant disappointment’ with Budget 2019 and particularly the decision to increase the tourism Vat rate from 9% to 13.5%.


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