Goodbye to all Vat: plan to ease tax on artists

The government is considering scrapping a controversial tax on non-resident artists performing in Ireland.

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Ian Kehoe

14th July, 2007

The government is considering scrapping a controversial tax on non-resident artists performing in Ireland.

The move would be of major benefit for concert promoters, arts organisations and Irish theatres.

Minister for Arts Seamus Brennan is to examine ways of abolishing the levy, whereby promoters, festivals and theatres pay21 per cent Vat on the fee of a non-resident artist who performs in this jurisdiction.

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