Ireland changes VAT rates for newspapers, tourism, and hospitality in 2023

Ireland reduces the VAT rate of newspapers and certain health products to zero VAT rate, effective from January 2023. Also, the VAT rate applicable to the tourism and hospitality sector will be back at 13.5% from March 2023.

22 November, 2022


As part of the set of measures contained in the Irish budget for 2023, Ireland reduces the VAT rate to 0% on newspapers and other products and also cuts permanently the VAT rate applicable to the tourism and hospitality sector to 13.5%.

Find below the breakdown of the VAT rates changes:

  • Newspapers and news periodicals, including digital editions will be subject to a zero VAT rate, instead of the 9% VAT rate from January 2023.
  • Some pharmaceutical and health-related products will also change from the standard or reduced rates to zero VAT rate from January 2023. More specifically, the measure will apply to automatic external defibrillators and period products, non-oral hormone replacement therapy, and non-oral nicotine therapy. 

Also, as part of the temporary measures, the reduced VAT rate of 9% applicable to gas and electricity will be extended until 28 February 2023.

On the contrary, the authorities are not extending the temporary VAT rate reduction to 9% in the tourism and hospitality sectors. From March 2023, the VAT rate will be at 13.5%.

Have a look at our VAT rates overview for Ireland here. Also, check our VAT rates in Europe overview here.


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