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Irish Sugar Tax Expected In Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

26 September 2017


Ireland's Minister for Health has said he expects next month's Budget to recommit the Government to the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks.

Last year's Budget, delivered by the then-Finance Minister Michael Noonan, included a proposal for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. The announcement was followed by a consultation, which set out options for taxing water-based and juice-based drinks that have an added sugar content of five grams per 100ml and above.

The new Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has now said that he expects that Noonan's replacement, Paschal Donohoe, is "likely to recommit" to the tax when he delivers his first Budget on October 10.

The Irish Times reported Harris as saying that it is "the intention of the Government in introducing any such tax to align the introduction date with the introduction date of that in the UK and Northern Ireland so that's still my expectation that it'll happen but it is a matter for the Department of Finance."

A UK soft drinks industry levy will be applied to drinks companies from April 2018, and will be assessed on the volume of the sugar-sweetened drinks they produce or import.

TAGS: tax | Ireland | United Kingdom | Health tax | tax reform

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