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Ireland extends to 2024 energy temporary VAT cut to 9%

Temporary domestic gas and electricity cut from 13.5% to 9% extended for third time to 31 October 2024

In today’s Irish Budget, it has been proposed to extend the 9% reduced VAT rate for gas and electricity for another 12 months. It is estimated that consumers will save an additional €90 for electricity and those who use gas will save an additional €62 during the 12-month extension.

Learn more about Irish VAT in our country guide. The VAT cut will now end on 31 October 2024.

May 2022 VAT rate cut

The government originally cut VAT on domestic heating gas and electric from 13.5% to 9% between 1 May and 31 October 2022. Solid fuels and and heating oil are excluded.   There will also be additional fuel allowance support payments.

Other European cuts on VAT on fuel and foods have been passed or are under review.

In April 2022, EU states finalised new reduced EU VAT rate setting freedoms .


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