We are delighted to be a qualifying service provider and participate in the Governments Stay & Spend Incentive, encouraging people to spend money on accommodation and food in Ireland. The scheme allows you to claim a certain amount of tax back on accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drink bought between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021 – known as qualifying expenditure.
Under the terms of the incentive:
Who is entitled to claim?
What expenses qualify for the credit?
You can claim on the following expenses:
The minimum spend per transaction is €25. You must have spent the money between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021.
Qualifying accommodation is accommodation that is registered with Fáilte Ireland, including:
Food and non-alcoholic drink
The following expenses do not apply:
The Stay and Spend tax relief is given at the standard rate of 20% up to a maximum refund of €125 per person, or €250 for a jointly-assessed married couple.
The amount of qualifying expenses is capped at a total of €625 per person, or €1,250 for a jointly-assessed married couple.
Where a bill is split between two or more people, you should only include the share of the bill which you actually paid in your claim. If possible, where a bill is split between two or more customers, service providers should give each customer an individual receipt for the services they have paid for.
I am a taxpayer – how can I make a claim?
You can only claim for Stay and Spend expenses if you have receipts to prove your claim.
You do this in two stages:
Stage 1: Submit your receipts
The easiest way to submit your receipts is using the Revenue Receipts Tracker mobile app.
To submit details of expenditure through the app, you should follow these steps:
You can also use the receipts tracker service in Revenue's myAccount to store your receipt details online.
You can continue to add receipts until you reach the cap on expenditure of €625, or €1,250 for a jointly-assessed married couple.
Stage 2: Make an electronic claim
If you pay tax through PAYE you can make your claim by submitting the Income tax return (Form 12) for the 2020 period in myAccount.
If you are self-employed you can make your claim by submitting the Form 11 for the 2020 period in ROS.
Both Form 11 and Form 12 for the 2020 period will be available from 1 January 2021. You should submit your receipts (as proof of expenditure) before you submit your return – see ‘Stage 1’ above.
How will the relief be given?
The Stay and Spend tax credit will reduce the amount of income tax you have to pay (known as your income tax liability). The credit is deducted after all other allowances, deductions or reliefs have been given to you.
If the tax credit is higher than your income tax liability in the year of assessment, any excess credit can be taken away from the USC you have to pay in that same year.
The credit can be used to reduce your liability to income tax and USC in the year of assessment to nil. In cases where the tax credit available is higher than your combined liabilities to income tax and USC in the year of assessment, you will be unable to fully use the credit due to you.
Additional information is available on Revenue's website or from PAYE Lo-call service.
You can get more information about how to register for and access myAccount or ROS, and how to submit a tax return through myAccount or ROS on Revenue’s website.
Our Reservations Team are available to assist with any queries Monday - Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm by telephone on 044 93 40894 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
The Team at Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa.