Revenue made €2m last year from parcel taxes

Revenue has said it raised over €2m in duties and VAT from parcels coming into Ireland last year.

It is advising people that goods imported from outside the EU are subject to VAT, where the value exceeds €22.

Customs duty may also be payable on goods over €150 in value.

Revenue made €2m last year from parcel taxes

There is relief on gifts valued at less than €45, but these must be sent from one private individual to another.

Revenue Officers in Portlaoise, Athlone and Dublin Mail Centres applied charges to over 88,000 parcels in 2014.

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