What is Value-Added Tax (VAT)?

Who are taxable and accountable persons?

Who is a taxable person?

A taxable person is any person who independently carries out a business in the European Union (EU) or elsewhere. It includes persons who are exempt from Value-Added Tax (VAT) as well as flat-rate (unregistered) farmers.

Who is an accountable person?

 An accountable person is a taxable person (for example, an individual, partnership, company) who:

  • supplies taxable goods or services in the State
  • and
  • is registered or required to register for VAT.

As such, they are required to charge VAT in the State.

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