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Whiskey lobby wants tax cuts

The rate of Vat and excise duties charged on Irish whiskey mean that the cost of a litre bottle bought overseas is less than the tax on that same bottle bought here.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
20th April, 2014

The rate of Vat and excise duties charged on Irish whiskey mean that the cost of a litre bottle bought overseas is less than the tax on that same bottle bought here, according to the newly-formed Irish Whiskey Association.

A litre bottle of Jameson currently costs €42.30 in Tesco. Of that, €17 is excise duty and around €9.70 is Vat, creating a full tax bill of €26.70. The same litre of whiskey costs $32.97, the...

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