EC objects to greyhound, horse Vat rate

The European Commission has raised objections about Ireland’s sympathetic Vat rates for the supply of greyhounds, writes Ian Kehoe.

3rd July, 2010

In a week when hunts and hounds dominated the Dáil agenda, the European Commission has also queried the Vat rate applied to a number of transactions involving horses.

The Irish government has been given two months to amend the current legislation, after being presented with a ‘‘reasoned opinion���’ by the commission, which has examined Irish Vat rates on horses and greyhounds.

If the legislation is not amended, the government will...

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