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The Taxation of Betting in Ireland

Published: 1 May 2017
From: Department of Finance

Coverage of the Irish betting tax has now been widened to cover remote and online betting but the Group has felt it best to defer consideration of raising the rate of tax until some experience was acquired with the broader tax base.

The Taxation of Betting in Ireland

Betting tax revenue in Ireland has declined over the years as the rate of tax has been reduced. At one time it was 20% on turnover but has been reduced progressively to 10%, then 5%, then 2% and finally to the current 1% in 2006.