14.02.2019

Ireland: Companies Postpone Accounting for Import VAT

The Irish Government has proposed to postpone accounting for VAT in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Ireland's Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, confirmed that Ireland's Government proposes to introduce a system of postponed accounting for VAT should there by a no-deal Brexit.

This would mean that VAT-registered businesses importing goods from the United Kingdom will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return, rather than having to pay import VAT on or soon after the time that the goods arrive at the Irish border.

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The measure is intended to reduce the cash-flow impact on businesses as a result of Brexit and the consequent requirement that businesses should pay VAT at the point of import, rather than at the time they file their bimonthly VAT returns.

Mr. Donohoe said: "I believe this in an important measure and will go some way towards alleviating the cash flow impact on business as a result of the UK withdrawing from the EU."

The Irish Government said that while the introduction of the scheme will be provided to all traders for a period, to alleviate the immediate cash flow issues arising from Brexit, continued qualification for postponed accounting will depend on Revenue authorization from a later date to be agreed.

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