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Ireland cuts VAT on newspapers

2023 Budget zeroes VAT on newspapers and rolls over temporary cut to gas and electricity

Ireland published its 2023 Budget on 27 September 2022. It included a number of VAT measures, including:

  • Zero-rating of VAT on paper and digital newspapers and periodicals
  • Extension of 9% VAT rate on gas and electricity to 28 February 2023 (was due to expire 31 October 2022)
  • Zero-rating for range of medical supplies

The above measures come into place from 1 January 2023.

The Minister for Finance confirmed that there are no plans to extend the reduced 9% hospitality VAT rate beyond the current expiration date of 28 February 2023.

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