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Old 20-03-2008, 08:29 PM
landmarkjohn landmarkjohn is offline
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Default Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

I have received an estimate of fees from solicitor and barrister regarding divorce work. Both quote + VAT @ 21%.

I was under the impression that VAT on services was 13% and on goods 21%.... and I would consider the work done as being a service not goods.

I appreciate any advice. Thanks.
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Old 20-03-2008, 08:31 PM
mercman mercman is offline
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Default Re: Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

I have always been charged 21% VAT on legal bills.
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Old 20-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

Check this out for VAT rates of most professions www.revenue.ie
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Old 20-03-2008, 08:49 PM
landmarkjohn landmarkjohn is offline
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Default Re: Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

and the revenue site said:

VAT Rates

Solicitor, Services Of

Rate: 21.0Section/Sch: S11(1)(a)Order:
Remarks: Are 4th Schedule services unless connected with immovable goods.
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Old 26-03-2008, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

Legal services are subject to VAT at the standard rate, currently 21%.

The reduced rate, currently 13.5% only applies to a specific list of goods and services contained in the Sixth Schedule to the VAT Act. For example, building services, concrete, works of art, newspapers, photography etc.

Legal services are not contained on this Schedule. Therefore 21%. :-(
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