Anger at VAT Hike

Oct 16, 2019

Health Stores Ireland angry at Minister’s decision to impose 13.5% VAT on health food supplements.

Health Stores Ireland has expressed anger at the news that Minister Paschal Donohoe is to implement VAT of 13.5% on health food supplements in the Finance Bill to be published tomorrow.

Matt Ronan, Health Stores Ireland, “The move from the Minister flies in the face of this Government’s so called ‘Healthy Ireland’ initiative and will have a detrimental impact on the health of many people.”

“There is a real danger that customers will be forced to buy their health food supplements online unregulated and that many health shop owners across Ireland will be forced to close their shops due to a fall in the number of people who can afford to buy supplements.” 

“Last week at the Finance Committee there was cross party agreement to write to the Minister to oppose this move. We will be calling on customers, health store owners and the general public to call on members of the Oireachtas to prevent this move.”

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