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General VAT rules for the place of supply of services

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If you are a VAT registered business supplying services to customers outside of Ireland, the decision tree below will help you determine if you need to account for Irish VAT.

Please note that this relate to the supply of services only, The place of supply rules in relation to goods are treated differently.

Country where the supplier is located Country where the customer is located Status of customer  Place of Supply Person liable to account for VAT
Ireland Ireland Business and Private customer Ireland Supplier
Ireland Other EU Country Business Other EU Country No Irish VAT 
Ireland Other EU Country Private Ireland  Supplier 
Ireland Outside EU Business Outside EU  No Irish VAT 
Ireland Outside EU Private Depends  Supplier 
Other EU Country Ireland Business Ireland  Business Customer 
Other EU Country Ireland Private Other EU Country No Irish VAT 
Outside EU Ireland Business Ireland  Business Customer 
Outside EU Ireland Private Depends  Depends 

 

The above decision tree represent the general rules, there are exceptions to these rules if you are providing any of the following services:

  1. Supply of services connected with immovable goods
  2. Passenger transport services (B2B and B2C)
  3. Intra-Community transport of goods (B2C)
  4. Intra-Community transport of goods (B2B)
  5. Cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational and entertainment or similar services (B2B)
  6. Cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educations and entertainment or similar services supplied (B2C)
  7. Ancillary transport services, valuations, work on movable property supplied (B2B)
  8. Ancillary transport services, valuations, work on movable property supplied (B2C)
  9. Restaurant and catering services, generally
  10. Hiring out of means of transport

* B2B (Business to Business)

* B2C (Business to Customer)

If you need assistance with any of your VAT compliance or VAT planning requirements, we're a firm of firm of experienced Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors based in Dublin Ireland. Contact us here to arrange a call or consultation. 

 

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