State Collected Nearly €400 Million In Electricity VAT Last Year

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That's an increase of 40% on the previous year's figures.

The State collected €381 million in VAT from electricity last year - a 40% increase on the previous year. 

In total, nearly €1.4 billion was generated in tax from electricity and fuel in 2022 - a rise of over €300 million.

A reduced rate of 9% currently applies to electricity and gas, but it's due to return to 13.5% cent in March. 

Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín thinks no VAT should be payable on energy at the moment:

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