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The Minister for Finance has announced that he is reducing the interest rate on Warehoused Debt from 3% to 0%. 

This will come as a relief to many businesses as they face pressures amidst the cost-of-living crisis and the reintroduction of the 13.5% VAT rate for hospitality. 


What timeframe will taxpayers be given to make repayments?

Revenue will look at businesses on a case-by-case basis. It may be possible to extend repayments beyond the normal 3 to 5 year timeframes. Lump sum payments may not be required in every case. 


What do I need to do now?

If you have Warehoused Debt you still need to engage with Revenue by the 01 May deadline. By this date the debt needs to be paid or you need to enter into a phased payment arrangement with Revenue to clear the debt.

Early engagement with Revenue is key, as is keeping current tax liabilities and returns up to date. 


What if I made payments on my warehoused debt already?

Some people have already paid back Warehoused Debt at the 3% interest rate. Arrangements are currently being made to refund those taxpayers. 


Tax Debt Warehousing Scheme

The Debt Warehousing Scheme was introduced to provide support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about it here 



Date published 6 Feb 2024 | Last updated 6 Feb 2024

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