08 April 2020 – Removed value added tax on certain medical supplies

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Irish Government will apply a zero rate of value added tax (VAT) to certain medical supplies used to respond to COVID-19.

VAT will be zero rated for personal protective equipment, ventilators and oxygen supplied to hospitals, nursing homes, GP practices, and other health services for use in COVID-19 related health care services.

The decision implements a decision by the EU Commission.
Full details here: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/1fa3c5-zero-rate-of-vat-on-domestic-supply-of-ppe-will-contribute-to-nation/