Ireland increases the VAT rate applied on hospitality, hotels, and tourism services to 13.5%

29 September 2023

The Irish government has confirmed that from 1 October 2023, the VAT rate applied to hospitality, hotels, and tourism will rise from 9% to 13.5%. This includes the following services:

•    Entrance to cinema, sporting, cultural, circus, concert, and amusement parks;
•    Restaurant, cafe, and general catering services;
•    Hotel, guest and holiday accommodation; 
•    Hairdressing services.

The VAT rate on these services was reduced to 9% to help the Irish hospitality sector recover from the impact of COVID-19.

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