Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (55)

Seán Fleming

Question:

55. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Finance his plans to ensure that the zero VAT rate on food supplements which is in the Irish legislation will continue; if the concession introduced in recent times not to have 23% VAT rate for food supplements be withdrawn in view of the fact that there was never a 23% VAT rate based on a freedom of information e-mail prepared by the VAT interpretation branch, indirect taxes division for the Revenue Commissioners (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40279/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

As the Deputy will be aware, it is a long-standing practice of the Minister for Finance not to comment, in advance of the Budget, on any tax matters that might be the subject of Budget decisions.