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Day 7 (Sept 18/19): Irish VAT rate – Why I may never complain about HST again!

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(I just discovered that I hadn’t actually posted this last night when I wrote it…Oops! Not hard to tell why I’m not blogging for a living! šŸ™‚ )

When I was purchasing some things in a gift shop this morning, the lady asked if I’d be claiming the tax back. I said I had planned on it, but didn’t know the process.

She helpfully explained it to me and gave me the card I would need.

She said it’s worth doing because even though I would get the full 23% back, it would definitely add up.

23%!!! I almost choked.

Before you ask, no I didn’t already know the tax was that high. Everything I’ve bought to this point was the price that was advertised so I had no idea how much of that was tax.

Anyway, it makes our 13% HST in Ontario seem rather paltry now…

I guess all things really are relative!

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Author: heresmeg

I am an avid reader and learner who, not surprisingly, also loves to write!

3 thoughts on “Day 7 (Sept 18/19): Irish VAT rate – Why I may never complain about HST again!

  1. WOW!!! That’s a lot of tax!!

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