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Calls to halt tax on health

Tax on health

Health stores across Ireland have joined calls for the Government to ditch plans to tax health supplements.

Led by the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS), retailers have highlighted threats from the Irish Revenue to introduce a policy which would mean that money spent on maintaining or improving health may be taxed at 23 per cent. It would see VAT potentially applied to many food supplements, as well as to herbal teas.

The IAHS says such a price hike will inevitably undermine the public’s efforts to safeguard and maintain their health by the use of supplements, and equally inevitably put even greater strain on our beleaguered health service.

The IAHS is asking all health conscious people to make their objections to this policy heard by immediately writing or emailing their local Fine Gael TD.