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Vat on Commericial farming

  • 11-05-2009 12:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 42

    Quick question, what kind of commericial farming is exempt from Vat on it's sales?

    Or are all exempt?


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭swanvill


    Here is a link regarding VAT for agricultural services, towards the bottom give the rate for each activity.

    Below is the link for the VAT guide book

    To Be Honest VAT is not my thing but you should look at page 136 section xiii & page 139 /140 about the supply of food at zero rate.

    Perhaps if you gave some more detail about the services/goods I might be able to find the appropriate vat rate for you.

    Just found this by using google regarding woodlands, it maybe of some help to you obviously you will have to do your own checking to ensure its validity as written in 2007.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    All commercial farming is exempt from Vat on it's sales.
    A farmer can elect to register for vat if they want to but they don't have to.
    Grain farmers usually do as there is a high vat cost in their inputs in sprays etc.

    Cattle and milk sales[and some others] actually get a vat refund of approximately 4% added to them to compensate for the fact that they are a business that cannot [unless they voluntarally register] claim back VAT.

    If they register,they have to return the vat compenation to the revenue in their vat returns

  • Registered Users Posts: 42 jakestevens81

    thanks lads