Ireland: Proposed increase of dividend withholding tax rate


On 8 October 2019, the Irish Minister of Finance presented the Budget 2020 to Parliament.

The Budget includes a proposal to increase the dividend withholding tax rate from 20% to 25%.

The Finance Bill is subject to changes and therefore remains unconfirmed until the Bill is signed into law.

The effective date of the proposal, if the law is voted, is expected to be 1 January 2020.

We continue to monitor the Irish market for new developments and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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