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logo_revenueWhen buying printed materials it’s vital to check that you’re not overpaying VAT. Many printers don’t know that depending on your product you should be charged one of four possible VAT rates (0%, 9%, 13.5% or 23%). Not all print products are “vatable” at the same rate. For VAT registered clients it’s not an issue as they simply reclaim the VAT charged, but for VAT unregistered clients it can make a difference.

So, if VAT is a cost for your business, be sure that you’re not overpaying. At JustPrint.ie we not only have the best quality print at the lowest prices you will find, but we also ensure you’re not being overcharged for VAT.

Below are a sample of different VAT rates on printed products, taken directly from the Revenue website.

Examples of printed material @ 0%. Section 46(1)(b) – Schedule 2, paragraph 9

  • Books
  • Children’s picture and drawing/colouring books
  • Atlases

Examples of printed matter reduced from 13.5% to 9% rate – Section 46(1)(ca) – Schedule 3, paragraph 7

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Periodicals
  • Brochures Catalogues
  • Comics
  • Directories
  • Leaflets/flyers
  • Maps
  • Programmes
  • Prospectuses (College, University, etc.)
  • Sheet Music

Examples of printed material remaining at @ 13.5% – Section 46(1)(c) – Schedule 3, paragraph 18

  • Photographic prints and certain photographic services

Examples of printed material @ 21%Section 46(1)(a)

  • Greeting cards
  • Diaries and planners
  • Business cards
  • Books of stationery
  • Calendars Exercise books
  • Posters
  • Postcards