Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (194)

Ann Phelan


194. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Finance if it is envisaged that the special rate of VAT set at 9% for tourism related activities including that of restaurants and hotels initially implemented between 1 July 2011 and 31 December 2013 will be extended in view of the level of employment creation that has arisen because of this introduction and the benefits that have been passed on to the consumer since the 9% VAT rate was introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31718/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Any proposals to maintain the 9% rate into 2014 will be considered in the context of Budget 2014.