Sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland

The Department of Finance have provided an update on the introduction of a sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland. The tax was due to begin on 6 April but will now commence on the 1 May 2018.

The tax will apply to all non-alcoholic, water-based and juice-based drinks which have 5 grams or more of added sugar per 100ml. Pure fruit juices that do not contain added sugar and dairy products will not be included in the tax. More information on the sugar-sweetened drinks tax can be found on the Department of Finances website.

A similar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will be implemented in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in April 2018.

Posted: 10/04/2018 10:18:01 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Sugar tax, Sugary drinks, Tax


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