Lobbying is stepped up to halt changes to tax-free shopping rules

As part of the Retail Export Scheme, non-EU travellers can claim Vat refunds on goods over €30 that are purchased in the EU and taken out of the continent

16th June, 2019

Retailers and tax refund services have intensified their lobbying efforts against proposed changes to Ireland’s tax-free shopping rules that could “gut” the visitor retail business.

As part of the Retail Export Scheme, non-EU travellers can claim Vat refunds on goods over €30 that are purchased in the EU and taken out of the continent.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, British visitors to Ireland would also be able to claim...

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