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Political Party Positions

 
Candidate has indicated support for the campaign A green tick indicates a pledge of support has been taken.
   
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an orange circle indicates a commitment to examine charities VAT in government

Fianna Fáil

“If re-elected Fianna Fáil in government will consider VAT paid by charities in the context of a budgetary framework.”

   
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Fine Gael

"Fine Gael supports in principle a VAT compensation scheme for charities. If elected to Government, we will work with stakeholders to implement such a scheme in the context of putting the charity sector on a proper regulatory footing."

   
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Green Party

“The Green Party will:

  • give charities a refund on VAT paid on donations in order to support their positive contribution to Irish society.”

The Green Party Manifesto specifies a figure of €32m to allocated in this regard.

   
an orange circle indicates a commitment to examine charities VAT in government

Labour

In our manifesto “The Fair Society” we are committed to introducing a comprehensive regulation of charities as a priority. We hope to engage in Government with the various Groups to see how we can then address the broader issue.”

   
an orange circle indicates a commitment to examine charities VAT in government

Progressive Democrats

The Progressive Democrats manifesto states the party will:

“Legislate to regulate the charity sector and examine how VAT is levied on charitable organisations”

   
x indicates no pledge of support has been taken

Sinn Féin

No party position has been stated, individual candidates may have expressed their support

   
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Socialist Party

“I would like to give my support to the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group
Pledge -

I support the introduction of a VAT compensation scheme for Irish
charities, in proportion to their voluntary fundraised activities based on
audited accounts.

I will highlight this issue publicly during the course of the general
election campaign and actively work to have a VAT compensation scheme for
charities included in the next Programme for Government.”

 

 

 

 



 

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