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Finance Minister Michael McGrath Rejects VAT Changes for 2024 Amidst Hospitality Sector Crisis

  • Finance Minister Michael McGrath has ruled out any changes to VAT taxation rates in 2024.
  • The hospitality sector is calling for a return to the lower VAT rate due to restaurant and cafe closures.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested considering a split VAT rate to help struggling hospitality firms.
  • Rising costs and a higher VAT rate have left many operations in the sector struggling to survive.
  • McGrath stated that there are no plans for changes to VAT rates in 2024.
  • The government is finalizing changes to the tax debt warehousing regime to support businesses’ cash flow challenges.
  • McGrath emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting businesses and employers.


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