ECJ rules on Irish horse Vat rate

The European Court of Justice will decide on Thursday whether Ireland should be allowed to charge a reduced Vat rate for horses not intended for human consumption.

10th March, 2013
The European Court of Justice.

The European Court of Justice will decide on Thursday whether Ireland should be allowed to charge a reduced Vat rate for horses not intended for human consumption.

Ireland applies a reduced rate of 4.8 per cent Vat to horses not normally intended to be eaten, as well as to the hire of horses, certain stud services and greyhounds. The European Commission argued that these services were not included on the list of services to which...

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