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When doing business in Ireland, it is necessary to settle taxes in accordance with Irish regulations. At the same time, it is worth remembering that both VAT rates for individual products and services, detailed tax regulations and administrative procedures may differ from those in force in other European countries.
If you want to be absolutely sure that your tax returns are handled correctly and in accordance with local regulations - take advantage of our VAT Compliance services in Ireland.
All entrepreneurs who sell online in Ireland are required to register for VAT in that country if:
VAT rates in Ireland
As of 01.01.2022 the standard VAT rate in Ireland is 23%. However, some products and services are subject to reduced rates of 13,5% and 9%.
For up-to-date information on VAT rates in Europe, visit the European Commission’s website.
Format of the Irish VAT number
VAT numbers assigned in different European countries differ in the type and number of characters and the designation of the country of origin.
Irish VAT number consists of 11 characters: the two-letter country designation IE followed by a sequence of 7 digits and 2 letters.
Do you need to get an Irish VAT number? Use our VAT registration in Ireland service.
Format of the Irish Tax Identification Number (TIN)
The tax identification number assigned in Ireland differs in format from the VAT number.
Resident individuals receive it automatically, while other entities are given it upon application.
It is a number consisting of 8 or 9 characters - 7 digits and one or two letters.
Current distance selling threshold in Ireland
At the moment, there is a single distance selling threshold of 10 000 EUR in all EU countries. The total sales made in all EU countries count towards this threshold.
Once this threshold is exceeded, you must register for VAT in each country where sales are made.
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10 000 EUR
35 000 EUR
The distance sales threshold applicable in Ireland until 30.06.2021
If you made distance sales in Ireland before 30.06.2021 and those sales exceeded
Did you miss the need to register and the VAT settlement deadline?
We can register and settle your VAT retroactively.
Threshold for the value of imports into Ireland, in the Intrastat system
If the value of goods imported into Ireland from abroad during the year exceeds the amount of
In addition to the basic threshold, Irelan also has a so-called specific threshold of 5 000 000 EUR.
500 000 EUR
635 000 EUR
Threshold for the value of exports from Ireland, in the Intrastat system
If the value of exports of goods from Ireland abroad exceeds the amount of 635 000 EUR, these exports must be reported in the Intrastat international statistical system.
In addition to the basic threshold, Ireland also has a so-called specific threshold of 34 000 000 EUR.
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