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August 5, 2022

Ireland provides guidance on tax deductibility of Digital Services Taxes

On 5 August 2022, the Irish Revenue Commissioners (Irish Revenue) published guidance confirming that certain Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of a trade are deductible in computing income of that trade for Irish corporation tax purposes.

The guidance applies to:

  • France's Digital Services Tax
  • Italy's Digital Services Tax
  • Turkey's Digital Services Tax
  • United Kingdom's Digital Services Tax
  • India's Equalization Levy

This list may be updated as required in the future.

Taxpayers can make enquiries on the deductibility for Irish tax purposes of DSTs in other jurisdictions through existing processes operated by Irish Revenue's Technical Services.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Dublin

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Financial Services, Dublin

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Cork

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Limerick

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Waterford

Ernst & Young (Ireland), Galway

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Irish Tax Desk, New York

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Irish Tax Desk, San Jose

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), FSO Irish Tax Desk, New York