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Changes to Tax-free Shopping in R.O.I. – Global Blue

Dear Partner, I am writing to update you now that the government has confirmed the changes to tax-free shopping in Ireland that they made with effect from 1st January 2021. Minimum Purchase Amount (MPA) There is now a Minimum Purchase Amount of €75 in order to qualify for tax-free shopping. Global Blue’s systems have been […]

‘Shipping to GB’ – a guide by DPD

When shipping to GB from ROI, the following is required – HS Codes (or harmonisation codes or commodity codes) and Box 44 codes for the items you are shipping – available here in the Taric site Description of Goods Country of Origin Value of each line item Freight Charges if freight is being charged or […]

ENS difficulties – Temporary easement put in place by Revenue, with immediate effect

Following extensive engagement with trade and business it is clear that significant numbers of businesses are submitting customs declarations, which returns the associated MRN’s within seconds and are using these to create and populate the relevant Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) without any issues. Revenue ICT systems are fully operational and stable and working as intended, with […]

View the list of essential retail outlets at Level 5 as issued by Government 30/12/20

The Government has issued a list of ‘Essential Retail’ for the Latest Level 5 lockdown. This list applies for Level 5 only. Retailers with mixed retail offering which have discrete spaces for essential and non-essential retail should make arrangements for the separation of relevant areas. 1. Outlets selling food or beverages on a takeaway basis, […]

Press Release: Retail Excellence welcomes decision to keep non-essential retail outlets open

Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail industry in Ireland, has welcomed the decision by the Government to keep non-essential retail outlets open after Christmas but has said it will urgently seek clarification this afternoon on the Government’s plans for the deferral of January sales as announced by Taoiseach Micheal Martin today. Speaking […]

‘Brexit, Business & Banking’ Guide

The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has published a new ‘Brexit, Business & Banking’ Guide for SME’s, outlining key advice on financial and banking preparedness in the lead up to the end of the Brexit transition period.

Be Brexit Prepared Grant

The Enterprise Ireland ‘Be Prepared Grant’ offers up to €5,000 to assist in the cost of developing a strategic response to Brexit. The grant is intended to provide support to clients to use external resources to undertake a short assignment to determine how the company could respond to the threats and opportunities of Brexit. The […]

Currency Impact Calculator

This Currency Impact Calculator from Enterprise Ireland estimates the impact an adverse change in exchange rates would have on your business profitability. The tool is intended as an estimate and does not attempt to model possible changes in taxation resulting from reduced profits. The purpose is to assess whether or not foreign exchange risk is […]

Green Friday Week Trading – a report by Gerard Keohane, StudioForty9.com

Black Friday has been a much anticipated sales event this year, not least because so many physical stores are shuttered leaving many retailers to focus all of their effort on trading online. Already as of this morning, trading is brisk and traffic to ecommerce sites, and conversion rates for that traffic, is looking extremely healthy. […]

Covid Restrictions Support Scheme Information

Please read below this important communication from the CRSS Team in Revenue.ie ‘You are probably already aware of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) which was announced in Budget 2021 as a further support for businesses in the sector that you represent, where they are adversely affected by Covid-related restrictions. The details are set out […]