Why chose Dublin for a conference
Dublin is very accessible and compact, we now have over 60 airlines flying into Dublin from over 180 destinations. We have a variety of venues to chose from and most conference centres are approx. 25 - 35 mins from Dublin airport. Designated offices have been set up to promote conferences in Dublin such as the Meet in Ireland https://www.meetinireland.com/ and the Dublin Convention Bureau https://www.dublinconventionbureau.com/ which specifically offer free and impartial advice, venue finding services, expert local knowledge, meeting planners etc. Other conference organisations are https://www.conferencedublin.ie/,
- Dublin is the only EU capital with all day US Pre clearance
- Dublin Airport is located only 12km from the city centre
- Ireland is Europe's fastest growing economy for the 2nd year
- Friendly, helpful hotel staff
- Great variety of choice of hotels, bars and restaurants.
Croke Park conference venue
RDS conference venue
IFSC Convention Centre
Citywest conference venue
Vat & Tax reclaim - Tax Reclaims for Conferences
New Irish legislation enables VAT reclaims on accommodation costs incurred by conference delegates. A business delegate attending a qualifying conference is entitled to reclaim the VAT paid in respect of accommodation costs incurred while attending that conference.
A qualifying conference means a conference or meeting in the course or furtherance of business organized to cater for 50 or more delegates which takes place at a venue designed for the purposes of hosting 50 or more delegates. The procedure for reclaiming this VAT is as follows:
For businesses registered for VAT in Ireland, it can be included as a deduction in their normal bi-monthly VAT return. For businesses established in other EU Member States a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Eighth VAT Directive (79/1072/EEC)
For businesses established outside the EU, a claim can be made to the Irish VAT authorities under the Thirteenth VAT Directive (86/560/EEC). A system called Tax Back International has been set up to assist companies who have the expertise or resources themselves to maximize their VAT returns, please go to www.irishrefunds.com/dcb for more details.
For more information contact: The Office of the Collector General, Unregistered VAT Repayment Section, River House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick. http://www.revenue.ie