Dáil Éireann - Volume 368 - 18 June, 1986
Written Answers. - VAT on Confectionery.
Mr. O'Kennedy Mr. O'Kennedy
22. Mr. O'Kennedy asked the Minister for Finance if he has any proposals to reduce the VAT rate on confectionery, in view of the serious state of the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Finance (Mr. J. Bruton) John Bruton
Minister for Finance (Mr. J. Bruton): Confectionery items, including biscuits, cakes and other flour confectionery as well as chocolates, sweets and sugar confectionery, attract VAT at the standard rate of 25 per cent. I have no plans to reduce this rate.
Dáil Éireann 368 Written Answers. VAT on Confectionery.