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Ireland V.A.T. and Other Taxes

Ireland Value Added Tax
  • In most cases ,from 1.1.2012 the standard VAT in Ireland is 23%.
    There are also reduced V.A.T. rates of 13.5%, and 9%.
  • VAT is charged on assets and services in Ireland as well as on imports into Ireland.
  • The minimum turnover for registering with the VAT authorities is EUR 37,500 (for services) and EUR 75,000 (for goods).
  • VAT returns are made once every two months. In certain cases, it is possible to make a return once a year.

Ireland Transactions that are Exempt from VAT
The following products and services are exempt from VAT:
  • Export.
  • Health and medical services.
  • Children's clothing.
  • Insurance and banking services.
  • Food.
  • Agricultural fertilizers.

Ireland Inheritance tax/gift tax
  • Tax is payable on an inheritance in Ireland, and on gifts. The tax is known as CAT (Capital Acquisition Tax).
  • When either the donor of the gift/the testator or the recipient of the gift/the heir is an Irish resident, the tax is also applicable to overseas assets.
  • The tax is payable at 33% (from 6.12.2012) over and above the amount of the exemption.
  • The amount of the exemption varies between EUR 15,075 and EUR 225,000.
  • Generally speaking, the closer the relationship between the donor/testator and the recipient/heir, such as in the case of a spouse, son or daughter, the greater the sum exempt.

Ireland Stamp Duty
Stamp duty of 1%-2% is payable on transfer of property. The maximum rate of tax for non-residential property is 2%.

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