December 01, 2020
To encourage people to spend money on accommodation and food in Ireland, the Government announced a ‘Stay and Spend Incentive’. The scheme allows residents to claim a certain amount of tax back on accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drink bought between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021; known as qualifying expenditure.
Anyone who is a registered tax payer in Ireland, who spends atleat €25 in a single trasaction on qualifying expenditure can claim the Stay and Spend Tax Credit for transactions between the 01st October 2020 and 20th April 2021.
Any accommodation including Hotels, Guest houses, B&B's. Self Catering, caravan Parks, camping parks and holiday camps registered with Failte Ireland is considered as qualifying accommodation.
Food and drinks servesdin a cafe, restaurant, hotel or pub can qualify for releif. Takeaway food, Alcoholic dirnks, Drinks (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served without food and amounts below €25.00 does not qualify for the releif.