Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Department of Finance
Value Added Tax
196. To ask the Minister for Finance the specific goods and services in the tourism and hospitality sector entitled to the temporary reduction in VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31687/20]
As the Deputy will be aware, the VAT rate applied to Tourism and Hospitality related goods and services has been temporarily reduced from 13.5% to 9%, from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021, in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing the sector. This change will apply to restaurant supplies, tourist accommodation, cinemas, theatres, museums, historic houses, open farms, amusement parks, and hairdressing, as well as certain printed matter.