Q&A: Irish bookmakers on dealing with the rise in turnover tax

EGR Compliance talks to Sharon Byrne, head of the Irish Bookmakers Association, about the 2% turnover tax, the impending government review and where the Irish gambling industry might turn next in its fight to keep going

In the waning months of 2018, the Irish government announced it would raise gambling taxes from 1% of bookmaker turnover to 2% from January 2019, with the stated aim of providing additional funds towards problem gambling initiatives in the emerald isle. A hugely controversial measure, the proposed taxation rise drew consternation from the Irish gambling…

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